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CALEDONIA Three men have been charged in connection with a demonstration on Highway 6 last month to pressure the federal government to call an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
The demonstration at Highway 6 and the Fourth Line in the hamlet of Willow Grove led to the closure of the highway for 36 hours on the weekend of Oct. 4 and 5.
It’s the first time in memory that Ontario Provincial Police have charged anyone in connection with the closure of Highway 6, which was also shut down at the height of the 2006 land claims dispute at Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia. It was closed in 2008 to support natives in a standoff with police in Eastern Ontario and in 2013 to support natives in a standoff with police in New Brunswick.
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