Monthly Archives: July 2010

“A female cop without asking my permission took off my hijab [head scarf] and sweater leaving me in my tank top … in front of all the detainees in the alley way”

June 26, 2010 My friend and I were with a very peaceful crowd of people starting at King and Bay and marched over to Queen and Spadina. We were stopped at Queen and University but ultimately let through. At Queen … Continue reading

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Stephen – “I heard no announcement that what had once been the designated protest zone had been deemed an unlawful assembly area”

Queen’s Park From the time I arrived at Queen’s Park till the moment I was taken down by riot police, no reason was given why demonstrators, journalists, on lookers, or even dog walkers were no longer permitted to gather there. … Continue reading

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“‘I was helping an old man! I was helping an old man!’, I scream. ‘Shut the fuck up, you piece of shit!’, he replies, and hits me with his club or punches me in the forehead”

G20 SUMMIT TORONTO Timeline of Events – Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, June 27 QUEEN’S PARK – Saturday Afternoon 5:30PM – People gather on the lawn of Queen’s Park, perhaps with more people than those of the Yonge Street march. … Continue reading

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Nat – “The man pleaded with them saying ‘I can’t run faster, I have a disability’ over and over again. One police officer yelled ‘you’re lying’ and beat him several times with a baton.

I would like to report on both my own experiences, as well as brutality I witnessed during the G20 demonstrations. I would also like to preface that I have been peacefully and creatively demonstrating for social change for over 12 … Continue reading

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“The 2 officers asked to search our bags…we had heard that under the public works act they could legally do a search for no reason. “

My friend and I were stopped by a squad car close by Queens Park on our way to Allan Gardens where we assumed the Friday march must have ended up. This was the day before any vandalism or so called … Continue reading

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“Eventually the [police] car stopped outside a small house … and let me off”

After doing an interview with CBC on Sunday morning outside the detention centre, they came up behind me, grabbing each of my arms while they said “you’re under arrest!” They took the wooden bowls I had brought, asking “are these … Continue reading

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“I am a witness to police abuse.”

I am a witness to police abuse. On Saturday afternoon between 5-6 (I didn’t check my watch) I was walking south on Avenue Road towards Bloor Street when I saw a line of riot police a few people deep formed … Continue reading

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Alison – “One girl in my cage who began to cry said ‘I just don’t understand how people can treat other people like this’”

This is What Democracy Looks Like? My name is Alison Henderson and I was one of the innocent protestors arrested at the G20 Summit protest on Saturday June 26, 2010. I attended the protest to fulfill my democratic obligation as … Continue reading

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“The complete opposite of what everyone else saw”

I doubt if you’ll print this as it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else saw. I was outside of the foyer of my apartment on Soho st. when I saw some random cops on bikes riding down.   There were … Continue reading

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“I witnessed police confiscating personal property and demanding they search peoples’ belongings”

On June 25 as I was approaching Allen Gardens to participate in and video the rally and march, I witnessed police confiscating personal property and demanding they search peoples’ belongings. I stopped to video this and was physically moved aside … Continue reading

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