Esplanade Community Townhall: Residents, Workers and Youth face mass arrests at Novotel
Where: Windmill Line Co-op @ 125 Scadding Ave.
When: Wednesday, June 30 @ 6:30
After a week of protests and action by the labour movement and working class communities to the policies of the G20, one of the final battles raged in front of Novotel, a hotel in our community where workers were on strike. Police had already shown their willingness to brutalize peaceful protesters and ignore our civil liberties over the past days.
On Saturday evening, they arrested more than 300 peaceful protesters, including many of our youth, bystanders and striking hotel workers during a peaceful rally on The Esplanade. This occurred while police forces stood back while black bloc vandals created havoc in the city of Toronto.
We, as the Esplanade community, will not accept such blatant disregard for our human well-being and our hard-fought civil rights. Working people have a right to protest increasing poverty, cuts to services and bailouts for the rich.
Join us on Wednesday, June 30th at 6:30 pm for an Esplanade community townhall. All are welcome and needed.
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