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New blockade suspends commuter rail service west of Toronto

BY , Feb 25, 2020 5:17 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

An Ontario Provincial Police officer talks on a radio after arrests were made at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Thousands of commuters couldn't board their usual trains into Toronto this morning because of a blockade near Hamilton.

GO Train service has been stopped since last evening by more than a dozen people from a group called Wet'suwet'en Strong: Hamilton in Solidarity.

The group posted a message on Facebook reading -- ``It's a new day, and we started it by burning the injunction delivered by CN rail!''

Yesterday morning, police moved in on a blockade on a rail line on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario that was also in support of hereditary chiefs from BC's Wet'suwet'en First Nation.

Passenger and freight service has not resumed between Toronto and Montreal yet.

And protesters continue to block a major Vancouver intersection that is also a key entry to the port of Vancouver.

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