TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - Student, labour and community organisations together representing millions of Canadians have called for a rally and march today, Saturday, July 10, to demand 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.
Today's march will travel from Queen's Park to the intersection of Queen and Spadina, 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. The march will finish at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where the G20 Summit was held.
Solidarity rallies for an independent public inquiry are being held in cities across Canada including Halifax, Kingston, Windsor 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: Speakers from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Amnesty International, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Toronto Community Mobilization Network, the Ontario Federation of Labour, the Toronto and York Region Labour Council the Canadian Federation of Students and individuals who were detained by police during the Summit.
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 Representative, Canadian Federation of Students, 647-448-2823; Joel Duff, Ontario Organiser, 416-925-3825 or 416-707-0349