An "Idle No More" protest by Mohawk workers didn't go as planned at Brantford City Hall.
The 20 people from Grand River Territory had wanted to stage a traditional dance inside city hall just before Brantford council was to start, but they were barred from doing so.
The doors to the building were locked and two security guards stood just inside.
No one was allowed in-- including reporters.
The action was to kick off a campaign insisting that Brantford live up to previous treaties and declare a moratorium on new
developments until the underlying land claim issues are resolved.
Brantford Mayor Chris Friel says his city did nothing more than any legislative body faced with a credible threat.
But the band members say their only intention was to stage peaceful round dance.