Montréal, 12th of july 2011- On June 29th 2011, the Anti-Gang Squad of the Montreal Police Organized Crime Division arrested four activists, simultaneously searching their respective homes. The arrests are connected to the last May 1st protest, organized by the Convergence of anti-capitalist struggles of Montreal (CLAC).
Montreal, June 21, 2011 -- Today, Montrealer Jaggi Singh, a member of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC), was sentenced for "counselling" people to tear down the G20 security fence in Toronto. Last April 28th, he pleaded guilty to encouraging people to tear down the illegitimate fence that shielded the heads of state of the G20 from popular rage on June 26th and 27th, 2010 in Toronto. The Crown has asked the judge to impose an exemplary sentence of six months' imprisonment, while admitting that no sentence, even the harshest, could make Jaggi change his political views.
The CLAC will be tabling at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. As well, the CLAC Legal Support committee will be presenting a workshop: Support and Self-Defence in the Face of State Repression: The example of the G20 in Toronto & Montreal. See you at the Bookfair!
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Montréal le 1er mai 2011 - Pour la quatrième année consécutive, plus de 1 200 manifestant(e)s ont marché dimanche dans les rues du centre-ville de Montréal, dans le cadre de la Journée internationale des travailleurs et des travailleuses. La manifestation, organisée par la Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes Montréal (CLAC-Montréal), visait à dénoncer le système capitaliste, principal générateur d’exploitation et de pauvreté dans le monde.
"Sometimes you put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down." - Anonymous
JUNE 2011 UPDATE: Jaggi Singh received a suspended sentence and one year probation for publicly urging people to tear down the G20 Toronto security fence at a press conference. His other charges have been withdrawn. Previous updates are included below, including full details of the plea agreement.
G20 activist Jaggi Singh unrepentant after suspended sentence (Toronto Star):
Jaggi Singh set free: "My only regret is that we didn’t succeed in tearing down that fence.” (NOW Magazine):
Activist Jaggi Singh Given Suspended Sentence for G20 Speech (Toronto Media Co-op):