Posted by atrain
Monday July 26th
at 2pm at the Canadian Consulate in Chicago.
Last month thousands took the streets of Toronto in opposition to the G20 and the Canadian state. Although nearly a billion dollars was spent to secure the territory around the summit, attacks on capital and the state were successfully carried out, with banks and shops vandalized and looted and a number of police cars set ablaze.
At the very least this was incredibly embarrassing for the security apparatus.
Although the police attempted to be everywhere at once and although
we experience repression at every instant, especially in such situations, many who were in Toronto were able to find spaces in which to demonstrate their hatred and refusal of the conditions maintained by the G20 and its defenders.
While we celebrate these victories we recognize that such actions are
always followed by continued and intensified repression. Over one thousand people were arrested during the mobilizations. On Monday we will demonstrate our rage against the persecution suffered by our comrades in Toronto, the rest of Ontario, and Quebec. Not only are more than 200 people still facing serious charges based on street arrests, but 17 are charged with conspiracy,allegedly for organizing the demonstrations, and three people are being railroaded for a solidarity attack on a Royal Canadian Bank in Ottawa. Finally, police have released a high-profile list of “22 most wanted rioters” based on terrifying high-tech means of identification.
Absolute solidarity with all those facing repression in Ontario and Quebec!
Join us on
Monday July 26th, 2 p.m
Canadian Consulate at 180 North Stetson Avenue
We will meet on the front steps of the Art Institute at 1:30pm and then
walk over to the consulate.