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G8/G20 Communique: Free Ryan Rainville

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Salut rebellions,

I am currently working on collecting all the information about the recent arrests and court apperances -- include Byron Sonne and Alex Hundert -- but I want to let everyone know that Ryan Rainville will appear in court tomorrow (Friday) October 8, 2010 at 10:00 am. This will be his pre-trial date at 2201 Finch Avenue West court house, room 205.

Rainville (22 year old from Waterloo Ontario) was re-arrested on August 5, 2010 -- and remains incarcerated since that date -- for his alleged involvement in the G20 Summit protests on charges of 1) Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon, 2) Mischief Over, 3) Intimidation of Justice System Participant by Violence, 4) Fail to Comply with Undertaking.

Waterloo Regional Police, working in collaboration with officers from the Toronto Police Service, arrived where Rainville's was currently staying in Waterloo yesterday to re-arrest the Indigenous Rights activist. He was out on bail at the time for other G20 related charges after originally spending six days in jail. He was taken to 52 Division and is now charged with causing mischief over $5000 and for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

According to a Toronto Media Co-op release, during his arrest, Rainville asked about the nature of the allegations - stating that he had never assaulted an officer in his life - and was told by plainclothes officers that 'he (did not use) a conventional weapon".

A close friend of Rainville described him as a, "deeply thoughtful intellectual and committed advocate for the rights of First Nations People."

Rainville is an Indigenous Rights Advocate who has been jailed in the aftermath of the G20 this past June. Ryan was denied bail in August, and is being held at Maplehurst Correctional Complex. His supporters would like to request that friends and allies come to 2201 Finch Ave West courthouse, room 205 to show their support. 

For more information about Ryan Rainville, see here.
For more information about Ryan Rainville's arrest, see here.

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