June 24, 2010
By Jeff Parkinson
According to the Hamilton Spectator, red power united – the red supremacy group who planned and announced a blockade of the 403 between Hamilton and Toronto today has backed down and called it off.
They’re claiming it’s because “more radical groups” expressed an intent to get involved, but one has to wonder if this is simply the result of police threatening to do their job and remove any unlawful blockade.
One would think that McGuinty would not want the publicity of a major artery into Toronto being shut down for no reason, so maybe he took the proverbial handcuffs off of the police for one day.
Another possibility of course is that they got the attention they’re so desperate for just by threatening to do this.
We have yet to hear anything about them blocking any other highways or rail lines on this self proclaimed “day of action” so maybe this one is going to fizzle out before it gets started just as the last one did.
Whatever the reason, this is great news for commuters and law abiding citizens across the province, and a sign that threats from this group don’t need to be taken quite so seriously anymore.