Friday, August 6, 2010

G20 Protest: It's Not Over Yet

Well, it's been over a month since the whole G20 debacle here in Toronto. The accusations have been flying left and right about who was in the right, who was in the wrong (hint: the police), and what's been going on. Well one protester is stepping into the whole mess and will be filing a class action law suit:

G20 Protester to launch class action

A woman who was part of a peaceful demonstration that was surrounded and detained by riot police for hours at Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue on the G20 weekend is launching a class-action lawsuit, with the help of two high-profile Toronto lawyers. Lawyer Murray Klippenstein, working with Eric Gillespie to head the suit, said the woman in question will reveal her identity and speak at a news conference announcing the suit today at Queen's Park. A statement yesterday said the woman will "act as a representative plaintiff for more than 800 individuals who were allegedly wrongfully arrested during the G20 Summit at various locations, and never charged with any wrongdoing." More than 1,000 people were arrested on June 26 to 27 in Toronto.

I think this is going too far. I did hear someone talking about this a few weeks ago as well. We know how the whole mess went down, what happened, violence, vandalism, destruction. Personally I hope this suit goes to court and the protesters lose big time.

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