Of course, struggles against oppression are happening on Canadian soil as well. Today, a First Nations protest near Hamilton that has been quietly carrying on since late February attracted attention because the protesters resisted police action to break it up.
The blockade began because members of the Six Nations community are hoping to stop development of the Douglas Creek Estates on land in Caledonia that was ceded to them by the Crown in 1784. The federal and provincial governments say the land was returned in 1841 to make way for a major highway, according to the Globe and Mail.
A blog run by the Law Union of Ontario has several posts detailing the history of the dispute, along with photos of the blockade before today’s confrontation.
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