Concordia Student Union condemns police brutality

MONTREAL, June 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Concordia Student Union (CSU) condemns the acts and the brutality committed by law enforcement against peaceful activists. Innocent by-standers and activists were detained and shot at with rubber bullets and tear gassed over the past weekend in Toronto.

The CSU is disgusted by these acts of police brutality as not only is it immoral but unbecoming of law enforcement. We are calling on the Canadian groups and the good people of Canada to not only condemn the unlawful detention of more than 600 people on Sunday but also to help rectify this situation by calling for a hearing.

"To hold fellow Canadians for sometimes up to 36 hours without basic amenities like food and water is unheard of, our charter guarantees citizens the right to peacefully assemble, to see our police officers behave as organized thugs is shameful and disgraceful", said Prince Ralph Osei, President of the student union.

The CSU has spent the last 30 years representing undergraduate students, which now number more than 33,000 students at Concordia University in Montreal.

SOURCE Concordia Student Union

For further information: For further information: Heather Lucas, Vice-President, Services, (514) 292-1717, services@csu.qc.ca


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