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Situation in Caledonia has calmed

Broadcast News
CHTV Hamilton
June 5, 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, Ont. -- Police say the situation is quiet today at the site of an aboriginal land dispute near Hamilton, after a melee Sunday night.

Tensions flared in Caledonia after provincial police officers -- apparently new to the area -- turned their cruiser into a no-go area.

That led to a confrontation involving police, aboriginals and area residents.

OPP Const. Paula Wright says authorities are investigating a car fire and two assaults stemming from the incident.

There are few details, but Wright says none of the incidents involved police.

She says the situation now is "very calm."

Aboriginals began occupying a housing development in the community in February, arguing it's on land stolen from them more than 200 years ago.

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