Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 6:00pm at Ste-Catherine and Berri, Parc Emilie-Gamelin (métro Berri-UQÀM)

5 April 2013 - 18:00


SOLIDARITY AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN MONTREAL
LET'S TAKE BACK THE STREETS TOGETHER

Demonstration & Civil Disobedience Against Montreal's Anti-Protest "P-6" By-Law
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 6:00pm (arrive on-time & come with a friend)
at Ste-Catherine and Berri, Parc Emilie-Gamelin (métro Berri-UQÀM)


-> This is a family-friendly demonstration and a civil disobedience action.
-> We won’t be sharing our protest itinerary with the Montreal police; that means there is the possibility of being kettled and ticketed, so we warn participants in advance.
-> We urge everyone who supports the ability to protest spontaneously, without police permission, to come out and support this action IN LARGE NUMBERS.
-> Please arrive on-time! We’ll be taking to the streets as soon as possible.
-> Attend the demonstration with a friend; organize within affinity group for mutual support.

 

[Public Declaration: Solidarity against police repression in Montreal: We will not submit to the municipal by-law P-6: http://www.clac-montreal.net/en/node/372]


Organized by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) in collaboration with the initial callout for a demonstration by CORAIL (https://www.facebook.com/events/590923387603881/)
Info: www.clac-montreal.net - info@clac-montreal.net

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On three separate occasions between March 15 and March 22, the Montreal police surrounded and arrested demonstrators before they could begin protesting. The SPVM issued hundreds of “P-6” municipal tickets to add to the hundreds more they’ve written in the past year. Montreal’s City Council increased the P-6 fine to more than $500 for a first offence last May.

The Montreal police, with the complicity of city politicians (and the provincial government), are trying to shut down street protests that don’t have their permission, and they’re doing so with impunity, and with little public uproar.

On FRIDAY, APRIL 5, we’ll attempt to take back the streets to protest. The “right to protest” isn’t something provided by the police and the state, it’s something we assert ourselves.

We are calling openly for a demonstration against Montreal’s P-6 by-law, and we’ll do so by openly defying the by-law during a family-friendly demonstration.

We remind participants that a municipal by-law offence is the equivalent of a parking ticket. It’s not a criminal charge. We will support efforts to challenge P-6 in the courts, but we can’t wait for the by-law to be rescinded. We need to assert our ability to protest now.

The CLAC, with the support of CORAIL, will be demonstrating on FRIDAY, APRIL 5th at 6pm (please arrive early, or on-time, and come with a friend, or in an affinity group, for mutual support).

This is a public, family-friendly, civil disobedience action. We intend to defy Montreal’s municipal bylaw, and assume the consequences of our dissent, as part of ongoing and diverse efforts in Montreal to oppose police repression, and as part of larger efforts of militant opposition against capitalism, including the upcoming anti-capitalist May Day.

[Public Declaration: Solidarity against police repression in Montreal: We will not submit to the municipal by-law P-6: http://www.clac-montreal.net/en/node/372]


 

 

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testdate: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 08:30