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Story has two sides.

Dear Editor:

I am writing because of the incident that has occurred in Sheshatshiu, Nfld. [Editor's note: This letter refers to a recent protest over a lack of housing in this community. Protesters locked themselves in a room in the band office and police were called in to remove them.] I do not live there. I live in Corner Brook, Nfld., however, I listen to the province's radio talk show. It comes on in the a.m. and the p.m.

Some callers from Sheshatshiu have called in and said that the incident was a peaceful demonstration until the police arrived with social workers trying to take away their kids. That is when the violence erupted.

There are two sides to every story, and I know how the police can be. All you have to do is recall the Oka crisis, the OPP defacing the Mohawk flag, plus other incidents with First Nation's people across North America.

A caller called in to say that on the Friday they had the SWAT team called in. This was not reported in the media. Why was the SWAT team called in?

In watching the reports on television I saw a police car with 'I Hate You Police' inscribed on it. That speaks volumes.

Thank you.

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Title Annotation:Rants and Raves
Publication:Wind Speaker
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Apr 1, 2004
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