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Ontario police seek arrest warrants after Caledonia violence

Canadian Press
Globe & Mail
Posted at 3:28 PM EDT on 10/06/06

[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 -- Warrants for the arrests of seven people are being sought after several tense clashes at a long-runnng native blockade in southern Ontario.

The charges include attempted murder, robbery, intimidation and causing bodily harm.

On Friday, two CH-TV news cameramen were reportedly assaulted by native protesters who took their cameras away.

One, who needed stitches to close a head wound, said province police officers had stood by during the attack.

Later Friday, several hundred angry residents of Caledonia confronted police in full riot gear to protest police inaction.

Announcing the warrants on Saturday, deputy OPP commissioner Maurice Pilon said his greatest fear was that someone would be hurt over the course of the standoff.

Premier Dalton McGuinty says he's angry about the way some people at the blockade are acting.

The blockade was put up more than three months ago over a housing development being built on what Six Nations members say is aboriginal land.

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