CALEDONIA — Members of the Grand River Territory peacefully shut down access to Highway Six at the Argyle Street intersection in another demonstration of solidarity with the Wet’suwe’ten Nation. This follows the arrests of 10 demonstrators in Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory made by the Ontario Provincial Police Monday morning.
At the beginning of the demonstration, a demonstrator was caught on live video feed having her foot run over by a black truck forcing its way through. Aggression towards demonstrators has been in the discussion online across Canada. The video has since been removed from Facebook for being outside of facebook live feed guidelines.
The demonstrations have been performed in the hopes of showing full support to the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwe’ten Nation and pushing the RCMP towards departing Wet’suwe’ten Territory, which they currently occupy.
The demonstrators say they will “hold it down,” for as long as needed. A traffic block was also set on Highway Six near the entrance to Fourth Line Road by the OPP.