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Friday, November 23, 2007

Protest the use of excessive force on Robert Dziekanski

Two protests are being promoted on Facebook against the use of excessive force on Robert Dziekanski. Here are the details from the Facebook sites:


Protest the use of Excessive force on Robert Dziekanski

Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Queens Park, South Lawn
111 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON

The purpose of this rally is to maintain media awareness of this issue and protest the unreasonable use of force by the RCMP at Vancouver airport. Protesters will be showing Solidarity with the November 24 Protest taking place simultaneously in Vancouver.


i) Opening Remarks by organizers & circulation of petitions.

ii) Guest Speakers:
Peggy Nash - NDP Member of Parliament for High Park
Andy Buxton – Amnesty International
Borys Wrzesnewskyj – Liberal Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre
Peter Milczyn - City of Toronto Councilor of Etobicoke Lakeshore
Alan Borovoy - General Counsel - Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Wladyslaw Lizon – President - Canadian Polish Congress

iii) Moment of Silence and Candlelight Vigil.

iv) Musical Guests (tbc).


Protest against RCMP using excessive force on Robert!

Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Vancouver, Art Gallery (Georgia Street side)
Georgia and Howe
Vancouver, BC

The rally set to take place Nov 24th 12-3pm downtown Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia St side) is intended to be a peaceful and non-violent demonstration. The organizers and administrators of this event do not promote any damage or disrespect to persons and/or things during this rally. Any persons acting unlawfully will do so at their own risk and assume full responsibility for themselves and the damages they cause.

1 comment:

Michael said...

From the CBC:
"We reiterate that to date, there is no evidence, either scientific or medical, that a conducted-energy weapon has been the direct cause of death anywhere, at any time, on any person," Chief Tom Kaye, vice-president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, said in a news conference in Ottawa."
and in the same article...
However, in 1989, a Canadian study found that stun guns induced heart attacks in pigs with pacemakers. Ten years later, an American study concluded that weapons delivering a jolt weaker than Tasers increased the risk of cardiac arrest in people with heart conditions.

In July 2005, a Chicago medical examiner ruled that the death of a man in February 2005 was the result of being shot with a Taser by Chicago police.