MARYSVILLE, Ont. — Native protestors have blocked rail lines in Eastern Ontario, stopping 14 CN freight trains in their tracks.
The protesters – members of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte – are attempting to bring attention to a dispute over land. The blockade is affecting the entire corridor between Montreal and Toronto, CN reports.
“As of 6:30 this morning, there were 14 CN freight trains affected and four Via Rail trains affected as well,” CN Rail spokesman Mark Hallman told the Canadian Press. “This is of significant concern to the company as this dispute has nothing to do with CN. We’re working with authorities on this matter we want to resolve this issue as soon as possible.”
Protestors say they plan to keep the rail line blocked for 48 hours.
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