G20 Arrests in Toronto – victim solidarity and implications for Korea

Posted: July 5, 2010 in Meeting
Wednesday, 07 July 2010
18:30 – 20:00
Amnesty International Korea Office
Assemble at top of the stairs, Exit 8, Hapjeong Station ~ subway lines 2 & 6
Seoul, South Korea

Extraordinary meeting on police actions during the G8/G20 Summit in Toronto which lead to 600 arrests.
A new member of our group, Kate has friends in detention awaiting trial. She will give us an overview about the situation and has invited a friend in Toronto to speak to us on Skype (to be confirmed). We will also discuss setting up a legal fund for victims and be accepting donations and watch footage of some of the arrests as well as discuss the temporary bylaw which was in effect for the summit which gave police special powers to arrest which is currently being challenged by the Civil Liberties Association.

Meeting agenda (subject to change):

What happened in Toronto? (Kate Manktelow)
Video footage of events
Implications for Korea (Tom Rainey-Smith)
Discussion with activist in Toronto via Skype (TBC)
Letter writing / online petition signing

Directions for those who are late: make sure you print the map and these written instructions as no one will be able to help you once the meeting is underway and it is a 10-minute walk to the venue.

1. Hapjeoung Station (Lines 2 & 6), Exit 8
2. Go straight from the exit to SK gas station (not the one directly in front of the exit)
3. You will see Namkyung Hotel (남경호텔) next to the SK gas station.
4. Turn right at Namkyung Hotel.
5. Go straight until you find Chef Bakery and Mini stop.
6. Cross the street and turn left.
7. You will pass  Time Store and Sera on the way from Chef Bakery and Mini Stop to get here.
8.  At the end of the street, there is Mangwonjeong (망원정) – pagoda type place,
9. Ai’s  office is on the 3rd floor of the building on the right side of Mangwonjeong.
10. 3rd Fl. Geumag Bldg., 454-3, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 121-888


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