Native protestors warn of further rail, road disruptions May 29

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NAPANEE, Ont. — Native protestors who blocked a rail line and highways last year, are planning to do so again on May 29.

Shawn Brant, the Mohawk behind last year’s protests, recently told media that militancy has grown over the past year, and more peaceful economic disruptions are needed.

“I think if there is an escalation from last year…the government has only itself to blame,” Brant told local media recently, adding groups that participated in last year’s protests are “talking about stepping it up and maybe going out on to the highways and railways.”

Brant was imprisoned two months last year for blocking CN’s main rail line as well as a local road. Police were forced to close down several kilometres of Hwy. 401 during the protest.

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