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Demanding civil liberties: Protests in London, Ontario

by Toban Black

The 17th was a day of action for civil liberties that were trampled during the G20 summit in Toronto.

We had a rally at city hall, before marching to the police station, where we had another brief rally.

See the Flickr photo set and individual photos on Flickr for more background.

Here is the Facebook event posting for the local rally and march - 278082


Before the 17th, we have had a series of local on protests about the G20 police regime; here are photos from protests on July 7th, July 1st, and June 30th.

Local activists also have prepared a statement about G20 police conduct and detention conditions.  And we used a projector to display video footage of G20 police brutality on walls for crowds at public events; here is a post about the first of those projection protests, at a Canada Day fireworks show.

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hey toban, good work with

hey toban, good work with mobilizing folks.  should we not be demanding the respect of the civil liberties we already have been granted and finding justice for the perpetrators of abuses?


we cant just demand things, especially the things we arleady have.  we need to take back everything they steal.

What to do... where to go

Hey Dan,

I basically agree with what you said there... but I think we'd look at the words differently (in terms of tactics, etc).

About what we did in London on the weekend -  

The title and the written blurbs I've posted on here aren't great summaries.  Demanding justice and mobilizing to fight back were other sides of what we did on Saturday here.  There was legal defence fundraising, and there was a chant about "rapist police"... etc.  What we did was very limited, but... we'd need more engagement from more people to have more of an impact.


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