Now is good time to end land protest

Posted: May 15, 2007 in CN Rail, Deseronto, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

The native protesters occupying a quarry near Deseronto should consider, if they haven’t already, that their demonstration has run its course. Even the most sympathetic and supportive to their occupation could argue that strategically, pulling out would be the best move right now. It would serve every stated goal of the group.

Ending the occupation would also show goodwill to the town of Deseronto, a community that is home to many Mohawks itself. Tensions are rising, with people threatening to boycott reserve retailers and increasingly worried about their futures. It would be a gesture of goodwill to a community that has supported its neighbours in the past.

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