Hundreds block major Toronto intersection supporting Six Nations land rights

Hundreds rallied outside the Ontario Indigenous Affairs office in Toronto forming a ring around the intersection of Church and Bloor supporting Indigenous sovereignty and Six Nations Land Defenders while denouncing OPP arrests. (Photos by Dennis Hanagan)

By Dennis Hanagan Special to Turtle Island News TORONTO — Hundreds of people rallied peacefully outside Ontario’s Indigenous Affairs office at a busy downtown intersection here Saturday, Sept. 12th to protest the OPP arrests of Six Nations land defenders and their allies. Demonstrators accused OPP of criminalizing Six Nations land defenders as they carried signs and placards and a banner that read “Land Back” as they gathered near Bloor Street East and Church Street. The words “Land Back” were painted in red capital letters on the street with chalk messages around it it. Six Nations people are caught in a land dispute with the federal and provincial governments over lands, a 218 unit housing development, entitled McKenzie Meadows, was being built on by Foxgate Developments Inc., on the outskirts of…

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