Canadian Day of Solidarity
Saturday, July 17, 2010
NEITHER THE GOVERNMENT, NOR THE MEDIA, SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BURY THE ABUSES AGAINST CANADIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES THAT TOOK PLACE DURING THE G20 SUMMIT IN TORONTO. We mustn't forget the blatant violation of our constitutional liberties, including unlawful searches and detentions, abuse, and wilful misinformation.
During the G20, the police acted in a way that directly contradicts how we believe a lawful society should behave. Many protesters and innocent bystanders were unjustly arrested and detained for up to 36 hours, some without even the right to have access to a lawyer or a phone call.
There are many accounts of sexual harassment, a deprivation of food and water, and of male police strip searching women.
There are also accounts of rubber bullets being used against peaceful protesters at the designated protest zone, as well as outside the despicable detention facility.
Bill Blair wilfully misinformed the public, and now a great Chief of Police has a huge and disappointing stain on his record.
It would be unthinkable to suggest 10 years ago that such behaviour could have happened in Canada, let alone the Western world. But, look where we stand now. A federal government bent on authoritative control over information and blatant disregard for civil liberties, and a provincial government who fails to stand up for our constitution.
The G20 wreaked havoc on Toronto.
CANADIANS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE DEMAND AN INDEPENDENT AND PUBLIC FEDERAL INQUIRY INTO POLICE ACTIONS AND THE DECISION-MAKING APPARATUS RESPONSIBLE DURING THE G20 SUMMIT THAT TOOK PLACE IN TORONTO BETWEEN JUNE 26TH AND JUNE 27TH, 2010.
Are you upset? Do you want to speak out? Join us and stand up for your civil liberties!
Queens Park, South Lawn
Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:00-3:00
We want an independent inquiry into the events surrounding the G20, the arrests, the treatment of those detained, etc. And we want to send the message loud and clear that we will stand up for our civil rights!