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'Final solution' poster may be a hoax: police

Hate crime unit investigating

Paul Legall
Hamilton Spectator
CALEDONIA (May 4, 2006)

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The OPP hate crime unit is investigating a poster inciting Caledonia citizens against natives occupying the Douglas Creek Estates.

Native spokesperson Janie Jamieson said a concerned non-native citizen from the town gave her a copy of the apparently computer generated document this week.

"Citizens of Caledonia Town Meeting Tonight. Agenda: discussion the Indian Proplem (sic). What is the Final Solution?" the poster states.

The document also states a guest speaker from "Burning Spring, Mississippi," identified as Bobbylee Rastmas, will be addressing the rally. (An Internet search failed to come up with any hits for Bobbylee Rastmas or Burning Cross, Miss.)

A photo of Ku Klux Klansmen figures prominently on the poster.

Jamieson questioned the authenticity of the handout, but said it wouldn't be the first time the KKK incited hatred against natives.

Constable Dave Meyer said the local OPP has received one copy of the poster, which was turned over to the hate crime unit. He said the lack of a time or date for the supposed protest suggest it may be a hoax.

Police don't know the origins of the handout.

Jamieson said native protesters, who have been occupying Douglas Creek Estates for more than two months, will be increasing their numbers at the site this week in anticipation of more demonstrations from townspeople.

The rallies started a week ago Monday after protesters blockaded the Highway 6 bypass around Caledonia and set up a checkpoint on Argyle Street at the south end of the town.

During previous rallies, which attracted hundreds of people from the town, the OPP had to keep angry people from approaching the Argyle Street barricade.

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