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Natives form human barricade in Caledonia

Hamilton Spectator
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 | Updated at 2:50 PM 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.]

Caledonia -- Natives have replaced the barricade on Argyle Street with a human chain.

Protesters toppled a hydro tower yesterday and dragged it across the road during a day of confrontation with town residents.

They started Monday by clearing the road, then closed it again after scuffling with non-native residents who set up their own blockade of the road.

Natives began began clearing the site shortly after 10 a.m. They dragged the hydro tower off the road shortly before 2 p.m.

Former Ontario Premier David Peterson, the interim negotiator, is meeting with members of the Haldimand County Council to seek a way to defuse the tension in the community.

Council and local Caledonians have asked for the the military to step in if the barricade doesn't come down today.

Power remains out in part of Haldimand County as a result of a transformer that was vandalized yesterday.

Four women -- two each from Caledonia and the native communities -- approached the thin police line separating them and said that the vandalised transformer was the work of supporters from outside Caledonia and not from within the community.

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