Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Mohawk protest against Deseronto quarry

Deseronto quarry blocked by Mohawk protest

Aboriginal protesters blocked access to a quarry in Deseronto, Ont., on Wednesday and handed out pamphlets to passing motorists during a peaceful protest over disputed land. Shawn Brant, a spokesman for the approximately 20 Mohawk protesters, said the group erected the barricades after hearing a Kingston, Ont., developer would begin construction of a house on land claimed by the Mohawks of the nearby Tyendinaga Territory on Wednesday. Brant said the protest would likely continue into the afternoon and would remain peaceful unless the developer tried to begin work at the site, in which case protesters would physically remove him.

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