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Anti-Transit Police Demo
July 13, 2016- 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A video was made public in the past week that showed transit police officer Edguardo Diaz Rodriguez beat down a 22-year old black UBC student for not having fare because he was waiting for a friend at Rupert station in 2011. And who is the second officer beating him too? *news links posted below*
To this, we respond with a very clear FUCK THE POLICE.
The situation with the translink system is becoming increasingly hostile for all people, particular those that are poor and of a visible minority. The compass turnstiles prevent the movement of people that cannot afford tickets, which prevents them from seeking employment, education, or living a regular life. If those that literally can not afford $2.75, how can it be expected for them to pay $173? And if that fine is not paid, it prevents the person from driving as ICBC is involved in the fine process.
This event is taking place on occupied and unceded Coast Salish Territories.