Monthly Archives: August 2010

Josh – “Made me feel like a criminal. Took all power of my own life away.”

My name is Josh.  Me, my brother  and two of my friends Left Manitoba on June 24th and arrived in Toronto on the 26th.  We went and checked out the G20 in the  late afternoon on june 26th.  My brother … Continue reading

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Becky – “…I quickly checked the tag. Honduras. I thanked them for the sweater, made by impoverished Honduran people, sewing clothes for rich people in exchange for slave wages and horrendous conditions. I suggested that if the police continue protecting the G8/G20, perhaps a few more foreign sweat shops can be set up so that at the next summit, prisoners can have some cheap blankets. I think that one of them got the joke.”

In June 2010, I travelled to Toronto from Vancouver to protest the G20 summit. I was driven to do this by my disagreement with the interests of and decisions made by the G8 and the G20. I feel that this … Continue reading

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Todd – “…one of, if not the worst example of police brutality and aggression ever witnessed in modern Canadian history!”

TORONTANAMO: Recollections Of A Concerned Citizen Who Was Detained At The G20 Summit The year……..1984?  The place………Torotanamo? Crammed in a 5ft. x 8ft. cell with no shoes, on a cold concrete floor, air conditioning pumping down from above, no bench … Continue reading

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Adil – “Clearly they were making charges up.”

I was detained at queen and spadina along with a friend we were standing side by side I got taken first and charge with conspiracy of an inditable offence and my friend later was taken and charge with breach of … Continue reading

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Chris – “I have the badge numbers of 2 officers specifically who denied me water, my right to my attorney and bathroom facilities on a number of occasions.”

I was present the night of the mass arrest on Esplanade street. I was an observer and made it clear to police before the arrests started taking place that i was wrongfully accused and wrapped up in the arrest. However, … Continue reading

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“We told them why did they do this to us and they told us that it was not our business and it was because of the G20”

This is our story this happend one day before the G20 summit me and my mother saw this police cruiser whent throught to our neibourhood at queen and spadina and we were siting at front at our house talking with … Continue reading

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“I got up, dazed and stunned by what had happened. I held out my left hand: the ball of my thumb had swollen up twice its size and was a very angry purple. Surprisingly, I was very calm –the assault had been so quick. All four cops had me surrounded against the window of Steve’s.”

It’s been four weeks since the events of that sad, dark weekend of the G20 and I feel I should add my voice to the chorus of outrage over the excessive and heavy handed police tactics during the summit. Here … Continue reading

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“Unsustainable industries that are largely subsidized by the G20 are creating the climate crisis. It was really important for me to make these issues known”

Why my civil liberties were violated: –       Arrested with no communication, negotiation, forewarning from the police –       Not being given the option of ending the protest, instead completely surrounded by police for approximately 15-20 minutes before the arrest. –       Violation of my right … Continue reading

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Simon – “when asked why we are not receiving our lawyers, phonecall, or bathroom break they shrugged indicating they were too busy while walking seemingly aimlessly”

Arrested by Badge # 3330 Detained At: 22:45 – Released At 5:45 Arrested near the Nova Tell Hotel  … Espeniade and Scott Protesting in a Peaceful resistance … under ” Preachment of Peace” Held without food and water for an … Continue reading

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Derek – “Boxed in without a place of exit”

Date and time of incident: Sunday, June 27, 2010 around 2:30PM and@ 6:30PM Location of incident: Illegally stopped and asked for ID(2:30PM?/Queen St. W and John St./I have video), I was also part of the mass arrested at Spadina Ave./Queen … Continue reading

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