Police treatment of Indigenous protesters differs starkly from white protesters, experts say – CBC

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Police treatment of Indigenous protesters differs starkly from white protesters, experts say – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 202112 Views

Sep 12, 2021

The RCMP said it evaluates the threat and risk of each case, and responds in an appropriate manner

Indigenous people and criminology experts say the hands-off police treatment of people protesting mandatory vaccinations, many of whom are white, starkly differs from the way they treat Indigenous and Black protesters.

Last week, crowds swept cities across British Columbia with mostly white protesters blocking roads to health-care facilities, verbally accusing health-care workers and assaulting a hospital employee. Police presence was minimal and one person was arrested.

Days later, protesters with alleged ties to white supremacist circles yelled and pelted gravel at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. One man — the former leader of a local People’s Party of Canada riding association — was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with a weapon.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/police-treatment-of-indigenous-protesters-differs-starkly-from-white-protesters-experts-say-1.6171599

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