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Anger grows among Canadian students over police brutality
« on: August 28, 2013, 10:17:11 AM »
Anger grows among Canadian students over police brutality

Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:35PM GMT

Anger is growing among Canadian students who say they were maltreated by a police officer during a protest last year, Press TV reports.

The students are especially angered by a lengthy investigation into the case which has led to nowhere.

Earlier this month, Quebec's Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DCPP) ruled that the officer known as Stefanie Trudeau would not be indicted.

In May 2012, the officer, known by her badge number 728, pepper-sprayed several students who were participating in a rally against tuition hikes in Montreal.

“The police despite whatever action they do, whatever violence, whatever brutality they will do there is an immense system of impunity that they benefit from,” the spokesperson for the Association for the Solidarity of Students (ASSE) Benjamin Gingras said.

“…It shows a two-tiered justice system in a sense that … we find or get criminal charges despite participating in a protest, but police officers who are extremely violent will be basically ‘scotch free’,” Gingras said.

ASSE is one of the major student organizations behind the protest rallies held following the incident. It is now demanding an independent inquiry into police brutality.

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