Helpless: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0385670400 | 2011 | 288 pages | 0.8 MB / 0.9 MB
It officially began on February 28, 2006, when a handful of protesters from the nearby Six Nations reserve walked onto Douglas Creek Estates, then a residential subdivision under construction, and blocked workers from entering. Over the course of the spring and summer of that first year, the criminal actions of the occupiers included throwing a vehicle over an overpass, the burning down of a hydro transformer which caused a three-day blackout, the torching of a bridge and the hijacking of a police vehicle. During the very worst period, ordinary residents living near the site had to pass through native barricades, show native-issued "passports", and were occasionally threatened with body searches and routinely subjected to threats.