Arrests at First Nations protest on Parliament Hill

10 demonstrators were arrested on Parliament Hill yesterday evening during an Indigenous rally which organizers say was to kick off a four-day reoccupation ceremony to counter Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Demonstrators carried wooden poles to erect a large teepee, but police blocked the group just inside the gates. 10 people were detained briefly before being released on condition they stay off Parliament Hill for six months. But others later erected a large teepee in front of the Parliament buildings.