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Police clear rail protest near Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory – APTN News

February 24, 2020

Supporters of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who have been camped out near the CN rail tracks outside Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory were encouraged to “fall back” in the face of advancing officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) who arrived Monday morning to clear out the camp that has been in place since Feb. 6.

There were six arrests according to a live video posted by Real Peoples Media which live streamed the enforcement.

On the video, fewer than a dozen protesters can be seen facing down the police.

“You’re on sovereign territory, every single one of you,” an unidentified man yells at the police on the video. “Unceded. Every single one of you. I want you all to understand, you came here. Your ancestors came here sick, tired, and oppressed. Your ancestors came here wanting a better place, and our ancestors took care of them, taught them how to live, let them live on their land.

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