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Rotten Circuits
July 1st, 2010
01:41 am

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Cribbed in full from rumor_esq
It's on facebook, although it should be on the cover of every magazine in the country. Pictures of the temporary detention centre / concentration camp. You think I'm being hyperbolic, don't you?

We head towards them to leave; they say 'Get Back', no problem. We turn to leave the other way, more riot cops "Get Back". Okay, We ask if we can please leave - no response. They haven't said anything. There are journalists in here, a couple comes out of The Keg and tries to leave, they are told, "It's too late." Too late for what they ask, and are told nothing. We ask again... if we can please leave and are told, "You should have left when we told you." Wait, what? When?

...A few First Nations people around us say, "Well, this is familiar. Welcome to our club everyone."

... I pass rows of the cages with people bleeding, crying slumped on the concrete floor. Huddled, asking to call family, asking for water, asking what the charge is, wanting to know their rights. All the officers were ignoring them and laughing. Laughing at people. I have never seen anything like this.

... I had to beg for water. BEG FOR WATER. For 9 hours. I hated being made to feel grateful for this tiny sip of water. Many gulped their cup down, some took it slow. "So shut-up now." said the officer. Well, guess who was starting to get hungry after 8 hours in custody?

... We make a pact that none of us will shit. I find out from Kate that the girls had to make a human wall when using the bathroom and help wipe each other. They also had to beg for toilet paper. Apparently they didn't think girls needed much for the bathroom. So women asked for tampons or pads, the male guards laughed and said, "that explains your attitudes."

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From:missyfern
Date:July 2nd, 2010 07:01 am (UTC)
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I find it incredible that this could happen in Canada, a country with such a good reputation for human rights.

Thanks for sharing it, i hadn't heard much beyond the fact that there were riots.
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From:wererogue
Date:July 2nd, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it's insane. I mean, there's plenty of shitty backstage stuff going on in Canada, but the place has a history of being good to its citizens...
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