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Protestors fighting police violence against Indigenous people – Tbnewswatch.com

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202019 Views

Group calling itself Not One More Death did not plant a tree in front of police headquarters on Tuesday, but promised to plant an entire forest if change does not occur.

THUNDER BAY – A planned unauthorized tree planting in protest of the Thunder Bay Police’s treatment of Indigenous people did not go ahead as scheduled on Tuesday morning.

But the group behind it, Not One More Death, promised to plant an entire forest of white spruce in front of police headquarters on Balmoral Street if a promised meeting with police to discuss the issue doesn’t provided the answers they’re seeking.

At issue is what they perceive as a lack of transparency when it comes to internal police discipline, notably a recent decision internally punish an officer seen on a widely circulated video slapping an intoxicated Indigenous teenager on a stretcher, after the teen spat at the officer in question. Police called it an internal employment matter.

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