Tuesday, December 8, 2009

RCMP, Mohawks Reach Deal On Flame Escort

Paralympian Benoit Huot uses the Olympic Torch to light a cauldron before a crowd gathered at CEGEP Edouard Montpetit in Longueuil on Monday. Photograph by: John Mahoney, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - Political uncertainty over the Olympic torch’s scheduled visit Tuesday through the Mohawk community of Kahnawake has been settled.

As a result, no disruption is planned anymore for the torch relay’s scheduled visit through Kahnawake around noon.

The torch relay arrived in in the Montreal metropolitan region at 5 pm Monday, on the eastern outskirts of Boucherville. From Boucherville, the flame is to travel to Longueuil, where a big rally is to be held at 7 pm.

Read more ....

More News On The Olympic Torch Passing Through Montreal

Mohawk peacekeepers to escort Olympic flame -- CBC
Flame will go through Mohawk territory without RCMP escort -- CTV
Olympic torch arrives in Montreal area -- Canada.com
Torch arrives in Longueuil; deal reached in Kahnawake -- CTV

My Comment: The Olympic Committee knuckled down .... so typical.

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