Monthly Archives: July 2010

Stephen – “‘You cocksucker Black Bloc douchebags’, yelled an officer directly into my ear, ‘You think you are so fucking tough? How are you now without your faggot friends?'”

A Political Prisoner, With No Political Affiliation Personal Memories from the G20 Detention Center After a morning walk on a whim around the walled in downtown corridor, my interest in Journalism had returned like a blazing wild fire. G20 fever … Continue reading

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“shut the fuck up you’re all under arrest that’s why you’re here”

Compared to some of the horror stories I have heard over the past few days of how people have been treated by police, I feel as though my story is not extreme enough to warrant my anger. However, my most … Continue reading

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“Repeated requests for phone calls and lawyers were denied.”

Myself, along with my two friends, A and B, were attending the peaceful protest at the Novotel on the Esplanade when, along with hundreds of other people (protestors, journalists/photographers and simple onlookers), we were arrested around 11pm. At first our … Continue reading

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Siobhan – “they were going to strip search me … this feeling, this experience, is the hardest for me to reconcile and one of the times in my life I have felt the most powerless”

We went to Toronto to protest. I’m not going to lie about that because I don’t feel like I should have to. We went to protest the G8/G20 in Toronto because we wanted to exercise our right to protest something … Continue reading

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“I don’t know why weapons were used, firing into a crowd of innocent protesters”

On Saturday, June 27th, 2010 after hearing of several police clashes throughout the city, my friends and I decided to make our way back to the designated ‘free speech zone’ at Queen’s Park. We did not expect to see lines … Continue reading

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Chris – “I was told “Go F*ck yourself” by one cop”

Hi, I’m Chris. Being detained for 18 hours in the 629 Eastern Avenue detention facility felt like ‘Canadian Bacon’ meets ‘1984’. .. The beginning, for me: So G20 Day 2 starts, and from what I know Montreal-based anarchist groups were … Continue reading

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Greg – “…the police continued to close in on us telling us to disperse. We responded saying you have us boxed in we can’t disperse…”

Purpose of Attendance I went to the rally in order to protest my extreme dissatisfaction with global governance, the pillaging of the poor to further the interests of the elite.  Basically I was protesting injustice, it later turned into a … Continue reading

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“undercover cops revealed themselves while in court services truck, some of them were yelling and inciting dangerous activity while pretending to be part of protest”

G20 self-timeline: –          Attended peaceful protest  at 2 –          split up, followed protest that went on through queen st and on (with black bloc) –           Continue to help those affected by black bloc o   Preventing attacks on people o   Helped store owners quickly clean up stuff … Continue reading

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Marek – “They kept pushing us closer and closer together and banging on their shields, people starting panicking and yelling out, ‘Where are we supposed to go?'”

We had just gotten off the subway at Queen & Yonge, and walked towards the sound of the cheering crowd. There was several hundred people gathered at King & Bay, everyone taking pictures. There they were, Canada’s pride and joy,d … Continue reading

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“me and my friend were grabbed by the officers and told to take off our bags and show them our ID”

I came from out of town to peacefully protest to and walk in the protest march and just see for myself what this so called police state was like. Me and a friend at one point were walking by one … Continue reading

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