George Horton Sentenced to ten months while police attack activists in courtroom!!!
Article by Julian Ichim, Video by Owen Sheppard and Zach Ruiter
While the judge sentencing George Horton was describing protestors at the G20 as hooligans, the courtroom gallery witnessed some hooliganism in the courthouse as Det. Giroux attacked and threw against the wall an observer in the court gallery, and instructed officers to remove other activists from the courtroom.
Horton, photographer, artist and activist was sentenced to ten months in jail for responding to police violence against protestors at the g20 with fierce resistance and defiance.
While the court took into account the testimony of an officer who stated that they were “terrified”, the court did not take into account the fear that the victims of police violence felt, nor the fact that the police was used as a paramilitary force to attack and criminalize dissent.
If the police will be used as a political tool to promote and inflict violence on dissident they should not be surprised when there violence is met with violence from the people under attack.