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28-year-old Six Nations man charged for violating injunction at land reclamation camp

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say a 28-year-old man from Six Nations of the Grand River is facing multiple charges for violating a court injunction ordering him and others to vacate a land reclamation camp in Caledonia.

OPP says it has charged 52 people in relation to McKenzie Meadows development since Aug. 5

A man is facing charges for ignoring a court injunction that says he must vacate the McKenzie Meadows development in Caledonia, also known as "1492 Land Back Lane." (Dan Taekema/CBC)

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say a 28-year-old man from Six Nations of the Grand River is facing multiple charges for violating a court injunction ordering him and others to vacate a land reclamation camp in Caledonia.

The charges related to the McKenzie Meadows development include mischief, intimidation and assaulting a peace officer.

The occupation of the development, dubbed 1492 Land Back Lane by demonstrators, has stretched on for months, and has included blockades across area roads, court orders to remove people staying there, and dozens of arrests.

The Six Nations group says the property is unceded Indigenous land and has been occupying it for 131 days.

Justice John Harper previously ruled that the protesters had to vacate the land where Foxgate Developments planned a housing complex. He ordered the Six Nations members to vacate on Oct. 22.

OPP say there have been 52 people charged in relation to the development since Aug. 5.

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