Some G20 activists held a press conference Tuesday claiming they were “betrayed” by undercover police officers as part of an “Orwellian” infiltration in the lead-up to the international summit last June.
The activists, led by Centre for Police Accountability founder Davin Charney, outlined instances in which undercover cops posed as protest organizers. One young woman from Guelph expressed anger over the fact she was unknowingly roommates with an officer pretending to be an activist.
The press conference falls on the 15th anniversary of the International Day Against Police Brutality. After the event, protesters planned to walk to Toronto Police Headquarters at College and Bay Streets to serve lawsuits to the Toronto Police Services Board.
That didn’t happen because the proper paperwork wasn’t in order.
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) also plans to lead a rally outside 51 Division at Front and Parliament at 5pm.