A protest will be taking place at a police station in Mississauga
There will be a protest taking place at a police station in Mississauga today (Dec 30) at 8:00 a.m.
The Malton People’s Movement (MPM) will be protesting charges that have reportedly been laid against protesters.
According to the organization’s Instagram profile, the MPM is a group of individuals who are protesting police brutality and working to promote social change. The group says it wants Peel Regional Police officers involved in several high-profile shooting incidents, some of which resulted in death, identified, fired and charged.
This group will be protesting at 11 Division police station (located at 3030 Erin Mills Parkway), demanding that charges against protestors be dropped and to show solidarity for protestors as they get taken into custody, according to their most recent post.
Two weeks ago, the MPM attended Peel Regional Police Headquarters and participated in a public demonstration after the Special Investigations Unit declined to lay charges against officers involved in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Brampton man D’Andre Campbell, who was experiencing a mental health crisis when police were called to his home earlier this year.
Police said that the protest “quickly turned confrontational and aggressive in nature” and that participants were “verbally abusive towards officers assigned specifically to keep the peace.”
Over the course of the demonstration, some individuals threw paint at the Peel Regional Police Memorial Monument and the surrounding grounds.
A 24-year-old female from Mississauga was charged with mischief over $5,000 for allegedly defacing the monument.
This monument, similar to others across Canada, memorializes those who have been killed while on duty.
Peel Police say those who participate in these demonstrations should know that any other property damage, or any violence or threats against Peel Regional Police officers, “will be dealt with swiftly, and to the fullest extent.”
This article has been updated from its previous version
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