I came from out of town to peacefully protest to and walk in the protest march and just see for myself what this so called police state was like.
Me and a friend at one point were walking by one of the fences with a police officer in full riot gear about every 3 inches. After walking for a few minutes me and my friend were grabbed by the officers and told to take off our bags and show them our ID. i felt very discriminated against as me and my friend both have long hair and we were just picked out of the crowd for “looking like suspicious people”. my friend had no identification on him at the time and they asked him why he was there. he answered politely and told them he was from Toronto and was just taking a walk.
for two people that were not aggressive at all they were very rough with us. When we were told to take off our bags we were being held very tightly by the shoulders and when we tried to take them off whilst being held we were told we were being aggressive and that they had the right to use force if we continued to act in that manor. i am convinced if there were not people standing around filming these so called ” law enforcers” actions, that we would be thrown in one of there holding cells without explanation.