About 75 demonstrators gathered in the mainhall of the Central Train Station in Montreal in an Anti-Canada Dayprotest against CN Rail.

Demonstrators highlighted their opposition to CN’s current lawsuitagainst three Mohawk activists at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and expressed theirsupport for indigenous sovereignty and self-determination.

A large banner reading: âeoeWhen Justice Fails, Block the Rails!; QuandCN attaque on bloque la track!; Solidarity with native resistanceâe wasraised with over 100 red and white helium balloons in the mainhall of the station. Another banner reading: âeoeCN: Drop your racistlawsuitâe was also unfurled.

Several members of the Kahnawake Mohawk community, south of Montreal,attended and spoke at the picket, as well as a member Inter-tribalYouth Council, a speaker from Six Nations and a special guest from theSkwelkwek’welt Protection Center in British Columbia.

The Canada Day demo follows from actions on Mohawk territories nearMontreal on June 29. In the early morning, Highway 30, and thenhighway 138 were blocked. Later in the day, the Mercier Bridge betweenMontreal and the South Shore was shut down for a period of time. InKahnesatake, it was reported that the main road from Oka to thereserve was blocked for most of the day.

The July 1st Anti-Canada Day demo is also part of local mobilizationsagainst the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) âe” a NAFTA plusHomeland Security model for Canada, the USA and Mexico. CN Rail’s CEOis part of the North American Competitiveness Council, a group of CEOsthat âeoeadvisesâe the SPP leaders. Those leaders âe” George W. Bush, StephenHarper and Felipe Calderon âe” are meeting just 90 minutes fromMontreal at the Chateau Montebello this Aug. 20 and 21.

  • The text of the flyer that was passed out in the hundreds topassersby can be seen here.
  • Photos from the protest can be seen here.