Here we all are, standing strong against both the G8/G20 Summit and standing strong against violent police tactics and intimidation. I want to reiterate how proud I am of everybody who did not stay hidden at home but attended the Free the Toronto 900! rally on Monday right at police HQ. Over 2,000 activists and concerned citizens marched through the downtown core with brave hearts. We took our streets back from the terror of the police.
It is now extremely important for all of us to stand united with the Toronto 900! This was the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. They need our support right now, emotional, logistical and emotional. Plus, we need a healthy way to express our angry and outrage. We're pissed off because we were all lied to.
News is now rolling out that there were no extra special powers granted to the police over the period that the G20 Summit was in Toronto.
Quote: "As angry protesters chanted "Shame!" and called for his resignation, Chief Bill Blair tipped his cap and smiled at the crowd of about 100 people on his way into a Pride Week event hosted by Toronto police.
He left the event after 30 minutes, again needing an escort of members his own force to get through the mob.
Earlier in the day, Blair admitted there never was a five-metre rule allowing police to search and demand identification from anyone who strayed too close to the G20 security perimeter."
Everyone chant: "We won't / We won't / Shut the fuck up!"
Common Cause Press Release about the solidarity rallies:
For immediate release - The fight back is on! Solidarity with the Toronto 900 rallies organized across province, country.All out against police brutality and in solidarity with the Toronto 900! A protest outside police headquarters in every city!
Rallies planned thus far:
--June 30, 2010 in Hamilton 6:00 pm at Hamilton Police Headquarters 155 King William Street
--June 30, 2010 in London 6:00 pm at London Police Headquarters 601 Dundas St (Dundas and Adelaide)
--June 30, 2010 in Windsor 6:00 pm at Windsor Police Headquarters 150 Goyeau Street
--June 30, 2010 in Ottawa 5:30 pm at Ottawa Police Headquarters 474 Elgin St (at Catherine)
--July 1, 2010 in Montreal 12:00 pm noon at Square St-Louis (St-Denis & Rue du Square St-Louis, Métro Sherbrooke)
--July 1, 2010 in Toronto 5:30 at Queen's Park (University Avenue and College Street)
--July 4, 2010 in Vancouver 2:00 pm at China Creek Park South - West of Clark on Broadway
Chant with me: "Activist communities under attack! / What do we do? / Stand up, Fight back!"
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