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Idle No More protesters block main rail line between Toronto and Montreal

Native protesters block a CN rail line east of Belleville, Ont., on Sunday December 30, 2012. It's believed the protesters are part of the Idle No More movement and rail officials and police are trying to determine their intentions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Via Rail says its trains have begun moving again after the main rail line between Toronto and Montreal was blocked by protesters.

Via says roughly 2,000 passengers on trains to and from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal are affected that started late Sunday afternoon.

The rail line was blocked by protesters that CN Rail spokesman Jim Feeny says were part of the Idle No More movement.

The Idle movement staged other protests Sunday in support of Northern Ontario First Nations Chief Theresa Spence.

She is staging a hunger strike to back her demand for a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Why aren’t these protestors being arrested by the RCMP? If these protestors were white Canadians, they’d be behind bars. Why are we giving the Native groups special rights and allow them to block traffic, trains, etc whenever they please?

December 31, 2012 at 9:29 am