Activists Protest Toronto G20 Security
G20 Protest: Alex Hindert of the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Centre for Social Justice speaks as a press conference outside Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre Tuesday where the G20 Summit will be held on June 26 and 27. Activists criticized the extensive summit security plans and said they are being targeted for questioning by police and CSIS for organizing G8 and G20 demonstrations.
Hindert alleged people of colour in the coalition of groups planning to demonstrate were specifically targeted for questioning, with one member and his family being threatened about their immigration status by police if they participate in the protests. CSIS, the RCMP, and Toronto Police have denied they’re targeting civilians.