Long-time residents of the neighbourhood, many of who are poor and under housed, feel that the police are not here to protect them, but rather that this is a campaign of police repression as part of an ongoing effort to gentrify, a.k.a ‘revitalize’ this area through the process of social cleansing and is an effort to push poor people and services out of the neighbourhood. Frank Coburn, a resident and member of the Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance, says ‘Rampaging police officers will not be in the interest of public safety. If anything, the opposite is true’.
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Long-time residents of the neighbourhood, many of who are poor and under housed, feel that the police are not here to protect them, but rather that this is a campaign of police repression as part of an ongoing effort to gentrify, a.k.a ‘revitalize’ this area through the process of social cleansing and is an effort to push poor people and services out of the neighbourhood. Frank Coburn, a resident and member of the Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance, says ‘Rampaging police officers will not be in the interest of public safety. If anything, the opposite is true’.

get in touch with OCAP to get involved