The 2 Mohawk communities close to Montreal organized convoys alongside main highways Sunday to indicate assist for Mi’kmaw fishers in Nova Scotia.
A number of dozen automobiles — together with diggers and ATVs — left the Mohawk neighborhood of Kanesatake, northwest of Montreal, round midday and headed east alongside Freeway 640.
Drivers within the convoy honked, waved the Mohawk warrior flag and shouted slogans, together with “We do not stand for hatred, and we do not stand for racism.”
Round 1 p.m., an analogous convoy left Kahnawake, a Mohawk neighborhood southwest of Montreal, and headed towards the Mercier Bridge.
Mi’kmaw fishers in Nova Scotia have been the goal of more and more violent protests since launching a livelihood fishery in Sipekne’katik First Nation final month.
A Sipekne’katik First Nation neighborhood member holds a drum as he sits on lobster traps in Saulnierville, N.S., final month. (Mark O’Neill/The Canadian Press)
Although the Supreme Courtroom has acknowledged the best of Mi’kmaw fishers to earn a “reasonable residing” by way of fishing, business fishermen oppose the observe.
Industrial fishermen, offended at low season lobster fishing, raided a facility on Tuesday the place Mi’kmaw fishers have been storing their catch.
The chief of Sipekne’katik First Nation was assaulted on Wednesday. The lobster pound was destroyed early Saturday in a fireplace that police have labelled “suspicious.”