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G8/G20 Communique: Friends and family of G20 defendants speak out, demand all charges be dropped

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For Immediate Release
19 August 2010

Friends and family of G20 defendants speak out, demand all charges be dropped.

Toronto- Almost all the people facing criminal prosecution for being on the streets during the G8/G20 Summit (25-27 June) will be appearing in court on August 23, 2010, supported by friends and family. 

Supporters and community organizations from Toronto and Montreal are disgusted by the ongoing targeting of innocent people and activists and are demanding that all charges be dropped against the defendants, this expensive security fiasco be finally stopped, and that authorities cease their ongoing criminalization of dissent.

WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: 10:00 am, 23 August 2010
WHERE: 2201 Finch Avenue (Metro West Etobicoke Courthouse, Ontario Court of Justice)
WHY: To drop all G20 related charges immediately
VISUAL: Nearly 300 defendants are appearing in court for G20 related charges

Following the Court Appearance, a rally will take place at Police Headquarters (40 College Street) at 6pm.

Defendants from Ontario and Quebec, Lawyers, Supporters, Friends and Family members will be available for comment at the Press Conference.

To arrange interviews in advance or for more information contact:
Natalie Caine
Media Liaison, Toronto Community Mobilization Network
[email protected] | 647.454.2443 | www.twitter.com/g20mobilize


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