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KINGSTON, Ont. — A Kingston group calling itself the People’s Community Union (PCU) has threatened to shut down key transportation corridors during next month’s Summit of the Americas.

Brad Waugh, PCU member, says Hwy. 401, the St. Lawrence Seaway and Lansdowne, Ont.’s Canada-U.S. border crossing may all be targeted during the summit. Involving 34 countries, the conference aims to create a free-trade zone throughout the Americas.

He adds his group expects to mobilize thousands of protesters during the Apr. 20-22, conference in Quebec City.

They plan to drive a slow-moving convoy of cars and buses along the 401 to Quebec City, clogging trade and traffic. PCU also says they will close the locks along the St. Lawrence Seaway and shut down the Canada-U.S. border, if American protesters aren’t allowed to enter Canada freely.

The group is already under investigation by both the RCMP and a U.S. intelligence agency.

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