Mohawk People Block Rail Line in Protest to Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

from Because We Must

tworowtwitter3-253x280Today the Mohawk people in Ontario Canada blockaded a major national rail line to protest the inaction of the RCMP as well as local police in investigating the disappearance and murder of numerous canadian aboriginal women and girls. The action was symbolically planned for International Women’s Day. Shortly after taking the rail line around 11am EST, 30+ officers arrived on scene and formed a line to clear the tracks.

The Two Row Times is reporting from the scene and states about the heavy police response:

On International Women’s Day in Canada, this is the federal/provincial reply to a protest demanding an inquiry into missing and murdered women. “What a national inquiry would do is expose systemic racism and sexism in this country,” said Crowder, NDP Aboriginal Affairs Critic

John Fox, father of Cheyenne Fox, one of the #MMIW (hashtag stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women) has been arrested on the scene at Tyendinaga. Other arrested protesters are the father’s of missing girls from canadian first nations communities. Next Saturday has been called as a day to stand in Solidarity with the men at Tyendinaga who were arrested while supporting an inquiry into Missing And Murdered Indigenous Sisters. The people of Six Nations are saying “Fight where you are.”

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A facebook event has been created for next weekend’s actions, and a link can be found here: Two Days Of Solidarity With The Warriors

A total of four men were arrested for refusing to leave the rail lines. Updates will be posted as they are made available. For the most up to date information please like the Two Row Times on Facebook.

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