Monday, May 31, 2004

Four police cars were torched Friday morning in the Mohawk community of Kanesatake, West of Montreal, Canada. Kanesatake Mohawk warriors burned down Grand Chief James Gabriel's house and ran him and his police off the territory last January after he tried to bring in outside police. The roads were barricaded and stayed free of police until May 6th when Quebec provincial police began patrols. Provincial Police have stated that they are unable to ensure the cheif's safety and have not made any arrests in connection with any of the incidents, Kanesatake was the location of a 1990 standoff in which armed Mohawks held off police and military forces for 78 days and halted encroachment of a golf course into a sacred territory.