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Canadian Rail Blockades Highlight Grievances of Indigenous Groups

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY, Ontario—A modest cluster of flags and windswept tents sits near railroad tracks east of Toronto, wherever protesters are avoiding trains from passing by a essential commercial corridor, threatening Canada’s presently fragile overall economy.

Activists from the Mohawk group right here say their encampment was set up to display help for a team of indigenous leaders on the other side of the region, in British Columbia, who are trying to prevent development of a purely natural-gas pipeline. The makeshift blockade, which…