Wood and burning tires, the protest at Tydendinaga seems far from over

It wasn’t long after the first freight train rattled past the Mohawk protest site outside of Tyendinaga early Monday evening, that the tracks, which weren’t previously blocked as some media reported, were now covered with burning tires.

Earlier Monday, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) moved in on a dozen or so protesters at the side of the rails and arrested ten.

They face various charges from; mischief over $5,000, disobeying a court order, entering land where link work is situated and one person is charged with obstruction of a police office.

All have been released and have been ordered to appear in court at the end of March.

A second camp is still in place.

Reporter / Ottawa

Originally from the Cree Nation of Chisasibi on the eastern coast of James Bay, Quebec, Jamie has lived in Ottawa since 2015. Trained in journalism at Carleton University, he has worked as a freelance print journalist and as a writer/researcher for the Cree unit of CBC North out of Montreal. Jamie was hired as the reporter/correspondent for the Ottawa bureau in October 2019.