Student protestors beat Safe Park rap

Rating: NNNNNStudents who've been erecting a tarp and keeping vigil at Allan Gardens every Friday for the last several months.


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Students who’ve been erecting a tarp and keeping vigil at Allan Gardens every Friday for the last several months to protest homelessness won a small victory in court last week.

A judge decided to throw out charges against seven of them for erecting a structure in a park and lodging in a park without proper permits.

The cops, apparently, goofed. They charged the protestors under a municipal bylaw that hasn’t been in effect since 97 instead of the revised city municipal code.

What were the cops thinking? Officers responsible for the arrest were away this week and unavailable for comment.

But Selwyn Pieters, counsel for the defendants, says the cops were just trying to make protestors’ lives miserable. None of them bothered to show in court. “It defies logic,” says Pieters. EDM

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