TORONTO, July 9 /CNW/ - Toronto-Student, labour and community organisations together representing millions of Canadians have called for a rally and march on Saturday, July 10 demanding an independent public inquiry into the suppression of civil liberties by security forces during the G20 Summit in Toronto. With a price-tag of $1.2 billion, the security response led to the largest mass arrest carried out by the police in Canadian history.
Concerned students and community members will be handing out flyers at the intersection of Queen and Spadina Sts. in Toronto today from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to promote tomorrow's rally. The Queen and Spadina intersection was the site where of hundreds of people were arbitrarily held for several hours by the police in outdoor detention on Sunday, June 27 during a torrential downpour.
Solidarity rallies for an independent public inquiry are being held in cities across Canada including Halifax, Kingston and Montreal. Further rallies are planned on July 17 in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
WHAT: Rally at Queen's Park followed by march through Downtown Toronto
WHO: Representatives from supporting organizations and detainees will
address the crowd at the start and end of the march.
WHEN: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10
The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario unites more than 300,000 college and university students studying at public post-secondary institutions across the province.
SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
For further information: For further information: Hamid Osman, Ontario National Executive Representative, 647-448-2823; Joel Duff, Ontario Organiser, 416-925-3825 or 416-707-0349