Posted 5 years ago on April 1, 2012, 7:07 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Last Friday, Occupy Toronto was brutally evicted from their new encampment at Osgoode Hall at the Provincial Court buildings near City Hall. After holding their new home for four days, Toronto police moved in. Five Occupiers have been arrested and two required hospitalization after the unnecessary violent police attack. One person was arrested while delivering an explanation of the rights of protesters, and two more were arrested while filming. One woman was thrown to the ground and punched in the face by police in an incident being investigated for excessive force.
Yesterday, Occupy Toronto erected a blockade on Dundas Street in front of 52 Division for over eight hours beginning around 5:45pm. Today, they will continue. The blockaders are making four demands:
- Unconditional Release of three Occupiers still being held in Toronto Jails.
- All charges dropped against all those arrested on Friday.
- A Public Inquiry into Toronto Police Violence on Friday.
- The officers involved must be tried in civilian court.
Ways you can help:
- Come on down and join the blockade!
- Bring food and warm blankets, toques, gloves, drinks, & chairs, couches, tents, furniture, etc.
- Spread the word to your friends and via social media.
- Be creative! Police violence in Toronto has to end now!
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