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TORONTO — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in several cities across Canada on Saturday as momentum continued to build for the Idle No More movement.

The cause, which began last month, is in protest of the federal government’s omnibus Bill C-45, which First Nations groups claim eliminates treaty rights set out in the Constitution.

Waving flags and carrying placards, many of the demonstrators marched along roadways, highways and bridges prompting police to report several delays and closures.

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Police in Cornwall, Ont., closed the Seaway International Bridge early Saturday as a public safety precaution.

It’s unclear when the usually-busy toll bridge, which connects the southeastern Ontario city and Akwesasne, Ont., to Massena, N.Y., will be re-opened.

Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press

Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press

Cornwall Sgt. Marc Bissonnette says there are about 100 to 150 demonstrators marching on the bridge.

Police are continuing to monitor the protest, which has been peaceful…

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