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Monday, July 2, 2007

Indigenous activists face police at roadblock

From: "Zoe Blunt"
MEDIA ADVISORY for immediate releaseJuly 2, 2:45 pm First Nations activists are continuing the days of action with a blockade in Saanichton at this hour. Around 30 people are risking arrest on West Saanich Road between Stelly's Road and Mt. Newton Cross Road. (See map link below). Members of the Tsartlip Band, other First Nations and their supporters are preventing traffic from passing as they protest injustice against native people."This is an action in solidarity with other First Nations across Canada," Victoria activist Rose Henry said by phone at 2:30 pm Monday. "We are tired of the poor living standards, tired of poverty, tired of having no housing, and tired of the treaty process.""The police are here now. More police are arriving," Henry said. She requests supporters bring friends to help, water, banners, and other supplies. Henry said the protest will go on until 5:30 pm today, assuming police don't move to break it up before then. Contact: Rose Henry 250-812-0199 cell

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