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Canadian police have moved in to clear a key blockade that has stopped rail transport across the country. Members of the Mohawk First Nation erected the blockade in Tyendinaga, Ontario, in solidarity with another tribe's conflict over a pipeline. It has cut off major cross-country train routes, and led to about 1,500 temporary layoffs and supply shortages. The conflict began over opposition to a pipeline, but it is also about broader issues like indigenous land rights. Police are enforcing a court injunction that was ordered earlier this month on behalf of CN Rail. They arrested a handful of protesters on Monday morning. The blockade was erected on 6 February in solidarity with Wet'suwet'... Full story

24 February