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Natives remove barricade on Argyle Street

Hamilton Spectator
Monday, May 22, 2006 | Updated at 10:16 AM EDT

[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.]

There's a breakthrough in the three-month standoff in Caledonia. Native protesters have removed their barricade on Argyle Street, the main commercial artery in the town.

The makeshift blockade was erected by Six Nations protesters after an April 20 police raid at the Douglas Creek Estates housing development.

Despite today's breakthtrough, the barricade blocking the Highway 6 bypass remains in place.

The Six Nations protesters were holding a news conference this morning.

The OPP says traffic won't be able to flow on Argyle Street until a safety inspection is conducted by Haldimand County.

Constable Paula Wright said she doesn't know when the inspection will take place.

The Six Nations protesters say they removed the month-long blockage as a gesture of goodwill after the province halted construction at a housing development that the protesters say is on their land.

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