VAL-DOR, Que. — After negotiations with Quebec provincial police, Aboriginal protesters have agreed partially remove their blockade of Highway 117, allowing for one lane of truck traffic to supply area gas stations, according to a report on CBC.ca.
The approximately 50 demonstrators set up barricades early Monday in La Vrendrye park, between Grand-Remous and Val-d’Or, blocking the important route between the Laurentians and the Abitibi region, to protesting logging regulations and the living conditions of off-reserve aboriginals in the area, the CBC reported.
The article said protesters are intending to keep some of the barricades up until they meet with the Quebec government to discuss their demands for permission to harvest wood from dead or diseased trees.
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