Natives remember April 20th raid

Posted: April 29, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Headlines, Natives, OPP, Terrorism

It was in the early hours of April 20th, 2006 that the OPP botched a raid on native protesters at Douglas Creek Estates. The protesters had been occupying the land since February 28th of 2005 and were woken by police just after 4 a.m. on April 20th. Within two hours over 5,000 native people gathered at the site, pushing OPP off the land. Eventually OPP retreated and road blocks went up.

Dawn Smith, a spokesperson for the reclamation of Douglas Creek Estates says she was proud of her people that day.

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