Akwesasne Mohawks can once again cross the Seaway International Bridge from Cornwall to their territory. The bridge was blocked for 15 hours before negotiations between Mohawk leaders, Akwesasne police and Cornwall police facilitated the reopening. The Canada Border Services Agency post was shut down on Sunday after Mohawk leaders threatened they would protest the issuing of nine-millimetre pistols to Canadian border agents on the reserve. Ron Moran, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, said it’s too risky to allow the officers to return. He has no idea when the border-crossing will open.
Mohawks allowed to cross bridge again
Border-crossing in Akwesasne is still closed
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