Blockades

Canadian Rail Blockades Highlight Grievances of Indigenous Groups

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY, Ontario—A modest cluster of flags and windswept tents sits close to railroad tracks east of Toronto, exactly where protesters are stopping trains from passing by a key commercial corridor, threatening Canada’s already fragile financial system.

Activists from the Mohawk group here say their encampment was set up to exhibit guidance for a team of indigenous leaders on the other aspect of the place, in British Columbia, who are attempting to prevent design of a normal-gasoline pipeline. The makeshift blockade, which…

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