Six Nations blocks southern Ont. highway in solidarity with N.B. protesters
) CALEDONIA, Ont.- Ontario Provincial Police say First Nations protesters have shut down Highway 6 in southern Ontario between the communities of Hagersville and Caledonia.
Const. Mark Foster says the the protest blockade involves 30 to
A local news agency, Turtle Island News, says people from Six Nations shut down the road in solidarity with protesters arrested Thursday during a demonstration against shale gas exploration in eastern New Brunswick.
Turtle Island News reports up to 150 people were on Highway 6 compared to police reports of only 30 to 40 people.
Foster says the protesters are walking on the highway and blocked motorists during the evening rush, but adds the protest has been peaceful.
Foster says a liaison team is talking with the protesters in an effort to get the road reopened.
OPP set up road blocks outside the town of Caledonia to stop traffic from travelling to the protest site.
Meanwhile Six Nations people have told Turtle Island News they will continue the solidarity action until 9 p.m. tonight.
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