Tyendinaga Mohawks continue to block trains near Belleville, Ont

Tyendinaga rail blockade day 4. Photo: Real Peoples Media/Facebook.

Mohawk protesters continue to block trains along two of VIA Rail’s busiest routes in Ontario.

The blockade was organized by the Tyendinaga Mohawks in support of Wet’suwet’en land defenders in British Columbia who are resisting a Coastal Gaslink pipeline. The RCMP have been enforcing a court injunction and several arrests have made since Thursday, as they dismantle encampments in Wet’suwet’en territory.

The Mohawk protesters took over the tracks Thursday night, near Belleville, Ont.

According to Global News, VIA Rail cancelled 18 of its trains on Sunday, affecting service between Toronto and Montreal, as well as Toronto and Ottawa in both directions.

A CN Railway line was also blocked along the corridor east of Toronto.

CN Rail has obtained a court injunction to remove the protesters from the site.

The Tyendinaga Mohawks say no trains will pass through their lands until the RCMP gets out of Wet’suwet’en territory.

Ontario provincial police say they’re continuing to monitor the demonstration.

On Saturday, Wet’suwet’en supporters in Toronto blocked freight trains near Dupont Street and Bartlett Avenue and momentarily halted GO Transit trains on the Barrie line.

RCMP Harassment at Gidimt’en Checkpoint (VIDEO)

WATCH: RCMP Harassment at 39KM Checkpoint

January 30, RCMP attempted to enter the Gidimt’en supply and monitoring post, attempting to walk in to our camp which is outside of the injunction area. Police have undertaken a daily harassment and surveillance campaign against our supporters, and have even threatened to arrest those monitoring the road. While RCMP have publicly stated they will stand down for 7 days while our Chiefs speak with the Province of British Columbia, they continue to harass and threaten us daily.

By: Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidimt’en Territory

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