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Toronto police arrest 3 protesters   Criminals on the Run

Started Jul-19 by Eliot (Elohimil); 41 views.
Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

Jul-19

Toronto police arrest three without charges as BLM protesters paint over statues, call for defunding police

TORONTO — Three protesters were arrested Saturday after supporters of Black Lives Matter threw paint on several statues, including one of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and called for the defunding of police. The protesters, who had marched on the Ontario legislature from Ryerson University, where a statue of Egerton Ryerson, who played a part in the creation of the residential school system, had been similarly defaced, then moved to a police detachment to denounce racism and demand those arrested be freed.

A handful of officers outside downtown 42 Division kept an eye on the demonstrators as they milled quietly about, munched on pizza, or chanted “Black Lives Matter here!” in the fierce sunshine. Sporting a bright pink megaphone, Rodney Diverlus, co-founder of the group in Toronto, said people had come out for an “art-based demonstration.” The aim, he said, was to make a point about racism and police violence.
 
The Pretence is:

''Symbols remain in our city that remind us of white supremacy and anti-Black racism''

Author of the article: Colin Perkel
The Canadian Press
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/toronto-protesters-call-for-defunding-police-damage-statues-throw-paint

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Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

Jul-19

The defunding cause erupted across North America after a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 killed a Black man, George Floyd, by kneeling on his neck while colleagues watched.

Since then, scores of cities around the globe have seen protesters denounce racism and police brutality against various minorities.

Saturday’s protest followed dozens of submissions over the past week to the Toronto Police Services Board in which people called for the defunding of police.

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