Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Jul 17, 2018 2:30
REGINA – A lawyer for protesters in Saskatchewan who are taking the province to court over six arrests last month says they don’t want money.
Dan LeBlanc says what the group camping on the legislature grounds really wants is for the court to rule the arrests were illegal.
The people were taken into custody June 18th when Regina police enforced an eviction order on the camp, but they were never charged.
The camp was set up in February to protest racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers.
It set up again shortly after the protesters were evicted.
The main grounds of the court application, which is to be heard next month, is that the protesters’ rights to freedom of expression were unjustifiably infringed on and the arrests were arbitrary.
A police spokeswoman would not comment on the protesters’ application.
(The Canadian Press)
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