August 6, 2010
G20 arrests prompt class action lawsuit
By QMI Agency
TORONTO - A woman who was one of many people boxed and held by riot police over the G20 weekend in Toronto will be filing a class action lawsuit for wrongful arrests.
The woman, who has not been named, will be announcing the lawsuit in front of Queen's Park at 11 a.m. Friday, her lawyers announced Thursday in a press release.
The woman was one of several hundred people -- including peaceful demonstrators, bystanders and members of the media -- who were surrounded and held by police for several hours at Queen St. W. and Spadina Ave. on Sunday, June 27 during a downpour before being rounded up by cops.
She will act as the representative plaintiff for the more than 800 people who were allegedly wrongfully arrested over the two-day summit and never charged, her lawyers said.
More than 1,000 people were rounded up in G20-related arrests in June.