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February 24, 2020

Police move to clear rail blockade on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Tyendinaga Mohwak Territory, ON — Several protesters were detained Monday morning as provincial police moved in to clear a rail blockade on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in central Ontario that has brought freight and passenger rail traffic to a virtual standstill. The arrests came hours after the protesters ignored a midnight deadline by police to leave their encampment near Belleville, Ont., or face criminal charges. A column of police vehicles drove up the dirt road toward the blockade at around 8:30 a.m., and dozens of police officers lined up in front of the protesters at the encampment, which has been in place since Feb. 6. Officers detained a few demonstrators, wrestling one to the ground before taking the group away. The officers held the




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