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Highway 6 in Caledonia, Ont. closed by solidarity blockade

Hamilton, Caledonia rail blockades snarl morning commute for people in GTA
Hamilton, Caledonia blockades snarl morning commute for people in GTA

Provincial police in Haldimand County are reporting that part of Highway 6 in Caledonia has been closed by a solidarity demonstration.

The OPP asked commuters to be patient if they are delayed. The affected portion of the highway was between Argyle Street South and Greens Road, near the Six Nations reserve.

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The protest began mid-afternoon on Monday. Officers have not provided any more details.

As of 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, the OPP said the road was still closed.

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“Expect traffic delays for demonstration. Please be patient if impacted,” OPP tweeted Tuesday morning.

READ MORE: OPP arrest multiple protesters at Tyendinaga Mohawk rail blockade

Colleen Davis, a member of the Six Nations community, told Global News Radio 900 CHML that demonstrators were at the highway in support of the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation protesting the construction of a large natural gas pipeline through their territory as well as those in the Tyendinaga Mohawk territory who were arrested by OPP Monday morning.

“We’re here to stand up and fight back against that because you can’t do that to our people and think that it’s OK. You have a whole nation who is rising,” she said.

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“Take the time to become educated and aware of why we’re here.”

Caledonia is located about 25 kilometres from Hamilton.

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