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Possibility of Hwy 401, CN rail blockades on Friday still uncertain

DESERONTO, Ont. - Thousands of drivers may find their long weekend plans dragging on even longer if outspoken Moha...


DESERONTO, Ont. – Thousands of drivers may find their long weekend plans dragging on even longer if outspoken Mohawk protester Shawn Brant makes good on his threat to block thousands of commuters on Highway 401 or the CN rail line between Toronto and Montreal on Friday.

Whether Friday will amount to peaceful marches or burning barricades isn’t clear, but according to a report by the Canadian Press, the OPP has contingency plans in place in the event an incident occurs.

Brant has labelled June 29 the day to start his campaign which centres on a land dispute between Brant and his supporters from the Bay of Quinte Mohawks and the Canadian Government. Federal and native negotiators have been fighting over 370 hectares of land for years, according to CP.

–with files from the Canadian Press


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