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Ottawa, Feb 24 (Canadian-Media): Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had begun to remove Mohawks of Tyendinaga protesters in a camp near Belleveille, Ont. Monday when Mohawks were still demonstrating early Monday despite a warning from OPP and CN Rail on to clear the area by midnight Sunday, media reports said.
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Passenger and freight train traffic had been shut down by the protest by Mohawks of Tyendinaga, who have set up two camps along CN rail lines since Feb. 6 in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and their efforts to stop construction of a $6-billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline in northern B.C.
An injunction had been enforced B.C. RCMP earlier this against those obstructing the area for construction.
Addressing the demands of the Canada's hereditary chiefs late last week, officers of RCMP in British Columbia had moved out of the post on Wet'suwet'en territory to a nearby detachment on Friday while still continued to patrol the area.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that after two weeks of patience and failed attempts at negotiation, barricades on rail lines and other major transportation routes must come down.
When Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief refused to comply with the negotiations, since the RCMP were still on their territory, according to a phone recording, RCMP officers begun to remove demonstrators from the camp near Belleveille, Ont.