Group blocks motorists who refuse MMIW flyer at Ontario/Manitoba border

Photo: APTN

Photo: APTN

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A group of Aboriginal people were blocking motorists along the Trans-Canada Highway at the Manitoba/Ontario border any time someone refused informational flyers on missing and murdered Indigenous women Friday. Some people sat in their cars and refused to take the flyers, which sometimes led to shouting matches.

When a flyer was refused the group sometimes blocked both lanes.

Photo: APTN

Photo: APTN

The group vowed to remain at the border until they handed out at least 1,181 flyers – the number of Indigenous women missing or murdered between 1980 and 2012 according to an RCMP report last year.

The RCMP updated its report Friday and the rally was meant to coincide with its release.


Posted on June 19, 2015, in Indigenous Women and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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