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First Nation plans rally on Day 4 of CN Rail blockade in Sarnia

Drummers play on the tracks as people from Aamjiwnaang First Nation and supporters gather for a meeting with officials as their blockade of the CN St. Clair spur line that began Friday, continues in Sarnia, Ont., Sunday, December 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

SARNIA, Ont. - A southwestern Ontario First Nation is planning a rally in Sarnia today -- the fourth day of its blockade of a CN Rail line in the city.

The Aamjiwnaang (AWN'-ja-nong) First Nation says both the demonstration at Sarnia city hall this morning and the ongoing blockade are part of the national Idle No More protests.

Organizer Vanessa Gray says the rally aims to bring the community together "to stand up for what your rights are and what you believe in."

Meanwhile, there's no indication when the blockade will come to an end.

A court injunction has been issued giving police the power to end the blockade, but Sarnia's mayor says they won't interfere as long as the situation remains peaceful.

Demonstrators say the blockade will continue until Prime Minister Harper meets with Attiwapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, who's on a hunger strike to bring attention to aboriginal issues.

(Blackburn News, The Canadian Press)

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