March 7, 2014 5:47 pm

Native protest continues east of Belleville

Native protesters block a road near Shannonville, Ont., while O.P.P., officer keep an eye on the traffic on Monday March 3, 2014.


BELLEVILLE – Protesters blocking a road east of Belleville, Ont., haven’t received what they wanted from a special parliamentary committee report into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

The First Nations demonstrators moved onto Shannonville Road on Sunday evening, supporting Mohawk activist Shawn Brant’s call for a national inquiry into the issue.

The committee report released Friday urges the government to work with the provinces, territories and municipalities to create a public awareness and prevention campaign focusing on violence against aboriginal women and girls.

However, it doesn’t recommend a national public inquiry be called.

Provincial police closed Shannonville Road on Monday morning and have been monitoring the demonstration since it began.

Police say there has been no change in the situation following the release of the report and the road closure is continuing.

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