Activists Report Police
Targeting and Intimidation
by B Channel
In the past 24 hours, over 600 people, including mainstream and independent media workers, have been arrested following several large marches. During one of the protest marches on Saturday, several police vehicles were set aflame and hundreds of shop windows were smashed. The bulk of the arrests this weekend happened during peaceful protest on Sunday.
The Integrated Security Unit, the RCMP-led force responsible for security during the summits, have announced that several of the arrests, including that of 4 activists who were arrested as part of a house raid, were part of a year long investigation in which police infiltrated anarchist planning meetings.
Community Organizers with migrant justice organization No One is Illegal and activist convergence organizers Toronto Community Mobilization Network held a press conference on Sunday, June 27 to share their concerns in regards to the arrests of activists and community organizers opposed to the G8/G20.