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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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“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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