The message below was sent out by MNN at 4:50 pm (April 25). Several updates have been added to the comments:
MNN: April 25, 2008. Mohawks surrounded at the quarry in Tyendinaga. Ontario Provincial Police OPP fully armed with guns drawn. They are yelling through blow horns ordering the Rotiskenekete to come down with their hands up, or else they are going to take them out. The Rotiskenekete have told the OPP they are not coming down from there.
We have been informed that help will probably not arrive in time. The OPP have said they are coming right away. There are 20 left at the quarry. Many have already been arrested.
DO SOMETHING QUICK! WE HAVE TO SAVE OUR PEOPLE.
FOR INFORMATION CALL:
Jan Hill 613-961-8515, 613-827-1547
Rotiskenekete 613-849-1314, 613-827-4991
OPP Easter Headquarters: 613-284-4500 L.G. Beechey Chief Supt. Commander, Eastern Region
R. Don Maracle 613-396-3089, Cell 613-391-9249
GENOCIDE IS HAPPENING AT THIS HOUR AT TYENDINAGA.
THEIR POSITION IS THEY ARE NOT MOVING. THEY ARE GOING DOWN. THEY WILL DEFEND THEMSELVES. THEY ARE NOT GIVING UP THE LAND.
URGENT CALL: FRIDAY APRIL 25TH 2008- MOHAWKS OF TYENDINAGA UNDER ONTARIO PROVINCIAL
POLICE SIEGE – SHAWN BRANT ARRESTED ON FAKE WEAPONS CHARGES ON CULBERTSON TRACT – OPP CRUISERS AND VANS SURROUND – 20 DOWN BY TRAIN TRACTS ON DESERONTO
ROAD AND BRIDGE ST.
MNN. At 2:45 pm. today, Friday, April 25th, 2008, Shawn Brant was arrested for an incident that happened on Monday on Slash Road. He was attacked by Deseronto citizens who were trying to run our blockades. He had no weapons
whatsoever. The OPP are trying to make Shawn out to be the leader there. He is not.
DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF SHAWN BRANT, POLITICAL PRISONER.
The Ritiskenekete have slashed OPP cruisers windows and chased them off Deseronto Road. APTN and support from Six Nations, Kahnawake are on their way. Anyone who can go there and help should call 613-391-5132 for information.
There will probably be a raid of the illegal Thurlow Quarry that the Mohawk took over a year ago.
Shawn Brant was taken to Napanee.
Needed urgently: deer meat, fish, non-perishable food, water, Camping equipment, communications equipment, fuel, gas, propane, mobile phones, phone cards, rain coats, gas masks, towels, soap, wet wipes, tooth bushesand tooth paste, bear spray, gloves, work shoes, boots, runners, socks, radios, two-way radios, hand held radio, flashlights, tents, lanterns, wood for the fire, cooking utensils, plates and silverware, first aid.
To go there on the TransCanada Highway 401, to #49 to Slash Road, to Deseronto boundary. Or Marysville Road south to Bayshore Road, turn left all the way to the quarry.
Runners should be dispatched to go there to carry information from the site to supporters.
Supporters should contact OPP, Ontario government, band council chief to stop this aggression and attempted blood bath.
All nations council meeting tonight.
OPP heat is going on at the quarry. Need help now.
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