[PHOTOS] 30 years of the Oka crisis: the Honoré-Mercier bridge blocked

[PHOTOS] 30 ans de la crise d’Oka: le pont Honoré-Mercier bloqué

MONTREAL | forty cars have temporarily blocked the Honoré-Mercier bridge, on Saturday morning, to mark the 30e anniversary of the start of the Oka crisis, on July 11, 1990.

The convoy is gone from the Kahnawake Survival School around 8: 45, in the direction of the bridge connecting the reserve and the borough of LaSalle, Montreal.

Although it has caused a slowdown in the traffic, the event went smoothly and everything was returned to normal around 10: 15 a.m., according to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), who was there in support at the request of the peacekeepers of the mohawk reserve.

The Oka crisis took place from July 11 to September 26, 1990, is for 78 days. The Honoré-Mercier bridge was blocked at the time in support of the residents of the reserve of Kanesatake, on the North Shore, which had started the crisis.

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