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Ont. judge seeks answers in ongoing native occupation of contested land

Associated Press - Florida News
Published Thursday, June 1, 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.]

CAYUGA, Ontario -- A judge who ordered aboriginal occupiers off a land development in southwestern Ontario wants to know why his instructions aren't being followed.

Justice David Marshall has summoned representatives of the province's attorney general, the occupiers, provincial police and the developer to court today.

Marshall is asking all parties for suggestions on how to end the divisive standoff.

Six Nations protesters have occupied a housing development in the town of Caledonia since the end of February.

The occupation spilled onto the town's major thoroughfare after provincial police tried to enforce Marshall's injunction and remove the protesters.

Marshall says he's taken the unusual step of calling all the parties to court in an attempt to restore the rule of law in the county.

Denise Dwyer, the lawyer for provincial police, told the court they fulfilled the original order when they moved on the protesters two months ago.

Dwyer called the occupation a volatile situation and said another injunction would only threaten public and officer safety.

Marshall said he would consider the submissions before delivering a ruling.

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