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Published: Monday, May 22, 2006
[SISIS note: The following mainstream news article is provided for reference only, as an example of how mainstream media treats indigenous resistance to genocide. Mainstream media often presents biased and distorted information, lacking pertinent facts and/or context. Inclusion of this article on our site should not be considered an endorsement by SISIS.]
CALEDONIA, Ontario -- Tensions have escalated again at the site of an aboriginal protest near Caledonia, Ontario.
This afternoon, protesters began to tear up a portion of the road they have been barricading since April.
The Six Nations protesters had removed their blockade across the main road through Caledonia earlier today, but now they've blocked it again -- and brought in a backhoe to dig it up.
They're angry that non-native protesters who'd set up a counter blockade on the road refused to let them pass through.
Within the last hour they resurrected their own barricade.
Six Nations members have occupied a construction site nearby since February, arguing that the land belongs to them.
They say they agreed to lease the property for a road in 1835, but never agreed to sell.
The road blockade went up after police tried to forcibly end their occupation on April 20th.