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Crowd Rallies for Indigenous Rights Near Ambassador Bridge in Canada

January 17, 2013

Around one thousand people gathered in Windsor yesterday in hopes of getting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to pay attention to the concerns of indigenous people. WDET's Laura Herberg was there and pulled aside one of the demonstrators.

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Protest organizers said they worked with the Ambassador Bridge Company to limit disruption to vehicles getting on and off the busiest ground border crossing in North America. The Windsor Police Department said they had no issues with any protesters and that traffic was only minimally affected. Rallies like this have been happening across Canada since the Fall. They have been sparked in part by Canada's Bill C-45 which affects First Nations treaties and the environment.

Crowd Rallies for indigenous Rights Near Ambassador Bridge in Canada from Laura Herberg on Vimeo.


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