Construction vehicles blocked in Caledonia

Posted: May 19, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Headlines, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

Tensions were high yesterday afternoon as about a dozen native protesters blocked construction vehicles from leaving or entering the driveway of a Caledonia church.

Then, when an unknowing truck driver proceeded to deliver his load of stone onto the contested site, the conflict escalated.

“It was a lot of cursing and swearing at first, directed at us,” Rev. W. Blake Eady, pastor of Caledonia Baptist Church, said. “That definitely raised the temperature of the situation.”

Yesterday, the contractors and the natives were still negotiating to allow the remaining vehicles to leave for the weekend.

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