11 June 2009

At the very least, with the Tamils...

...you could count on them to show up on time...

Commuter traffic on three major Hamilton routes faces major delays this morning as native demonstrators march on the Red Hill Valley Parkway, the Linc and Highway 403.

Six Nations women and their supporters say they plan to march along the three routes this morning to protest Ottawa’s decision to arm border guards.

Police were there in force to ensure safety at 7 a.m., but the protesters were late. However it appears they still plan to disrupt traffic during the morning.
It's gonna be a long, hot summer.

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UPDATE: OPP over-matched, outwitted yet again
The group – comprised of about 10 women and two children – marshaled on the Red Hill Expressway at about 8 a.m. and walked along that road to the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, before turning on to the 403.
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UPPERDATE: My apologies to the OPP...

...they were a minor collaborator here...
The Six Nations group of up to about a dozen on foot, followed by a small convoy of cars, walked onto the southbound Red Hill Valley Parkway shortly after 8 a. m. with half a dozen Hamilton police cruisers, a motorcycle cop and one marked provincial police cruiser behind.

Hamilton police, who patrol the Red Hill and the Lincoln M. Alexander, say they were informed of the protest Wednesday night and decided it was in the best interest of everyone to allow it to happen.

"We took a balanced approach, working with them and the community," said spokeswoman Sgt. Terri-Lynn Collings.

Police escorted the group to Brantford, throwing traffic into chaos.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"But today in Tiny Township (north of Barrie Ont.) a bunch of farmers protesting a new dump in their township by driving tractors around the block were told by police they had to leave immediatly or be arrested for obstructing traffic."
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7 comments:

Bert said...

They are damn lucky I wasn't travelling along that route.

Anonymous said...

The Tamils are still protesting here in Montreal and still making life hell for the office workers and hotel guests near the American embassy. They sure are well organized. And still with the tiger flags instead of black ones.

Neo Conservative said...

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funny though... i bet a majority of the tamil protesters have been in canada longer than michael ignatieff.

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Anonymous said...

But today in Tiny Township (north of Barrie Ont.) a bunch of farmers protesting a new dump in their township by driving tractors around the block were told by police they had to leave immediatly or be arrested for abstructing traffic. Heard this on 680 news Toronto at lunch time.

TJ

Neo Conservative said...

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yup... funny how that works, huh...

"Try this yourself some time... get a bunch of your buddies AND their deer rifles and TRY blockade a four lane highway for a couple of days."

"One caveat though... if you're a middle aged white guy with a regular job and a family... the local SWAT Team is gonna drop you like a crazy girlfriend if you don't immediately disarm and assume the position."


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Philanthropist said...

Real Canadians shouldn't have to put up with any of this shit.

Anonymous said...

"Work with them". LOL. BS.

The police are afraid of the Aboriginals, and the backlash of the agenda-driven MSM.

Police leadership wants to protect its very nice fully indexed pension, so no rocking-the-boat. Better for the economy to shut down a highway than to have a senior cop put his big fat pension at risk. To be feared is a story in the MSM pointing a finger at a senior cop, thus embarassing an entitled-to-scam-you politico.

It's 100% fetid BS.

Just wait. The full blown depression which is unfolding is going to level the playing field big time.