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United Press International
Jun. 10, 2006 at 9:47PM
[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.]
HAMILTON, Ontario (UPI) -- Ontario police plan to arrest seven more people after a police officer and two others were injured in a land-claim standoff, officials said.
Ontario Provincial Police Deputy Commissioner Maurice Pilon said three violent incidents occurred within one hour Friday at the Caledonia land-claim standoff.
The first confrontation was just before noon on Friday and involved an elderly couple who were visiting the site.
The second incident involved two camera operators from Hamilton-based CH Television, who said native protesters attacked them and demanded their video footage.
In the third incident, a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle was stolen and its occupants were forcibly removed. The driver of the stolen vehicle drove deliberately at an OPP officer.
Members of the visiting group had come to observe how provincial police were handling the standoff, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Three people were arrested Friday night on charges of breaching the peace, and police said they hoped to make more arrests on charges including attempted murder.
The standoff began Feb. 28 when a group of Six Nations protesters moved onto a construction site, claiming the land belongs to them.