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‘Idle No More’ Moves to Portage and Main

December 31, 2012 7:20 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

The Idle No More movement will be taking their message to Winnipeg’s busiest intersection later today.

Supporters of the First Nations rally will protest at Portage and Main while blocking traffic to be heard. According to several Facebook pages, an afternoon rally is planned for 3 p.m., with another set for 10 p.m.

The grassroots campaign is over the omnibus budget bill C-45 and First Nation treaty rights.

Supporters have been holding rallies nationwide over the last several weeks, including a handful of round dances in Winnipeg shopping malls.

Winnipeg police couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on if they plan on directing traffic around the rally.

Earlier this month, the Idle No More movement blocked part of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg at Highway 16. RCMP redirected traffic around the scene, which added about a 30-minute delay for travellers.