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Conditions at G20 Dentention Centre are illegal, immoral and dangerous

Detainees forced into cages with little food and water for up to 35 hours.

Justin Giovannettiby Justin Giovannetti and Lex Gill, for The Link, Concordia University

TORONTO, June 28, 2010: We (Justin Giovannetti and Lex Gill) are both able and willing to testify in front of a court of law, tribunal or hearing, to attest to the validity of these statements. Much of this is now recorded on video and we have some contact information for the victims. We will NOT consent to contact with any police representatives (municipal, provincial, or federal) nor will we consent to speaking to other security agencies (CSIS, Canadian Forces, etc.). We can be contacted at lex.gill [at] gmail [dot] com, or jackgiovannetti [at] gmail [dot] com.

We just got back to our computers and are frantically writing this message. It is 4:45am on Monday morning. We are the only people who seem to know the extent of this story. Coffee and adrenaline keeping us going. When we got to Queen and Spadina after leaving the Convergence Centre raid today, we had already been blocked off by police lines. It was pouring rain, and we could hear a confrontation taking place further down the street. The cops didn't care whether or not we were media – in fact, we heard that media was forced to leave before we arrived. Police acted violently and with sheer disregard for the law, attacking peaceful protesters and civilians unrelated to the protest. Tired, frantic, and feeling defeated, we came home and posted [this message].

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Posted: June 29, 2010

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