...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.It's gonna be a long, hot summer.
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.
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.**********
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.
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."*