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Joshua – “We cupped our hands as if offering water and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Shuffling sideways on the crowded street corner I looked again into the next officer’s eyes: ‘Peace be with you.’ ‘Peace be with you.’ ‘Peace be with you.’ ‘Peace be’ – Quick. Cold. Rough. Two police seized me by the arms and pulled me off.”

The following is my attempt to create an accurate account of what occurred in my life Sunday, June 27th, 2010. I have tried to write everything down exactly as I remember to the best of my ability. Joshua Sunday, June … Continue reading

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Karen – “I’ve never been afraid to go to a public demonstration…But now all that has changed.”

My name is Karen. I have been to a lot of demonstrations over the years, starting when Mike Harris came to power and attacked me and my children because we were on welfare at the time. Having a government make … Continue reading

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“I did not see either officer wearing a badge”

I attended G20 Summit-related events on Saturday, June 26, 2010 and Sunday, June 27, 2010.  I am writing to describe my experiences and observations regarding arbitrary and questionable policing and security activities.  Following my descriptions are questions that emerge from … Continue reading

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Jean-Nicolas – “Un policier avec une bicyclette se plaça juste devant moi, me cria ‘Get back!’ et m’asséna un violent coup de guidon dans le ventre!…C’est alors que j’ai demandé au policier, très poliment : ‘Sir, may I have your name and your badge, please.’ Il a répondu en criant ‘Catch him!’…Le policier qui m’avait frappé avec sa bicyclette s’est alors penché devant moi, m’a regardé dans les yeux et m’a dit une phrase que je n’oublierai jamais : ‘Now, do you still want my name and my badge?'”

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Jean-Nicolas – “Un policier avec une bicyclette se plaça juste devant moi, me cria ‘Get back!’ et m’asséna un violent coup de guidon dans le ventre!…C’est alors que j’ai demandé au policier, très poliment : ‘Sir, may I have your name and your badge, please.’ Il a répondu en criant ‘Catch him!’…Le policier qui m’avait frappé avec sa bicyclette s’est alors penché devant moi, m’a regardé dans les yeux et m’a dit une phrase que je n’oublierai jamais : ‘Now, do you still want my name and my badge?'”


Dylan – “It was never explained how sitting was a crime.”

Hi, My name is Dylan. On Saturday June 26, I went to demonstrate in opposition to the G20 with some friends. We were protesting the neo-liberal policies that tend to be put in place when multi-national meetings between leading economies … Continue reading

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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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