No doubt, this is an example of how we improve the health of women. By teachin’ them a lesson. Yes, without a doubt, she probably ‘pushed’ an officer with her body as they piled on top of her and deserved whut was a-comin. Hopefully, Canadians have now heard enough of this sort of BS to understand that when an officer claims they’ve been assaulted by someone’s head hitting their fist, or that they’ve been in fear of their person due to the threat of stapling, to understand this is an occasion for some rational skepticism. Hey, nation, use your favourite search engine to look up ‘Cherry Beach express’ and ‘Starlight Tour’. No doubt there were some semi-plausible reasons for those practices tendered at the time as well.
Flashback: Black Montreal teacher alleges police abuse | Victoria police investigate their own in assault posted on YouTube | Winnipeg police caught on video beating man | Police beat 18-year-old violinist over phantom Mountain Dew bottle | Vancouver police apologize after wrong man beaten by plainclothes officers | Regina police probe RCMP torture claims | Dr Peter Watts, Canadian science fiction writer, beaten and arrested at US border | U.S. police taser 10-year-old | US Cop Tasers and Arrests a 10-Year Old Girl For Throwing a Fit | RCMP defend Taser use on girl, 16 | Video shows violent B.C. police takedown | G20 Police & Military Savagely Attack Peaceful Protesters In Pittsburgh Park | Border guards resorting to force more often | Pregnant mother tasered at baptism party | US Lawsuit: Cops tasered 3 kids in shelter, threatened one with sodomy | etc, etc…
April 26, 2010
A labour leader has been charged with assaulting a police officer after being arrested during a noisy anti-G8 demonstration in Halifax Monday morning.
About 40 people marched down Terminal Road to Pier 21, where development ministers from major industrial countries are set to meet.
Two officers struggled with a woman when police tried to move the demonstrators to a sidewalk to clear the road, said CBC reporter Phonse Jessome.
Laurie Stacy, a protester who was standing nearby, said the heavy-handed treatment was unnecessary.
“They had asked her just to move. We said we were moving, but they didn’t give her enough time. The cop in charge grabbed her by her shoulder and started squeezing and just looked at her with pure hate,” said Stacy.
“She told them, ‘Let go of me.’ They didn’t. The next thing you know three of them were on top of her on the ground.”
The arresting officer told CBC News that the protester pushed him.
Protest organizers identified the demonstrator as Toni MacAfee, an education officer with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
“It was unprovoked,” organizer Kyle Buott said of MacAfee’s arrest.
Bev Oda, Canada’s minister of international co-operation, will kick off the G8 meeting Tuesday. The main issue is how to improve the health of the world’s poorest mothers and children.
More than 200 people took part in a peaceful demonstration in Halifax on Sunday. There were no incidents and no one was arrested.
A protest organizer said G8 policies back free trade but not freedom for women.
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