Is he a hero or a thug?

Posted: April 29, 2007 in Deseronto, FantinoGate, Headlines, Natives, OPP, Terrorism

It’s less than 48 hours since Shawn Brant shut down rail traffic on one of the busiest rail lines in the country and he’s relaxing by a campfire with his ever-present personal effects: a cigarette and a cellphone. The protest will expand in the coming days and weeks if the (quarry) licence is not revoked, Brant has warned. He has even named targets: Highway 401, the CN rail line and the town of Deseronto.

Brant doesn’t plan to quit kicking out the jams any time soon. He said for First Nations communities, 2007 is the year of fighting back, and a day of protest is planned for June 21. “This is the year we redefine and reshape who we are within this society,” he said.

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