Women claiming to have been profiled because of their hairy legs are among a group of seven people planning to serve a $1.4-million claim against police on Wednesday arising out of the violence-marred G20 summit two years ago.
The group from Hamilton alleges the police
wrongfully arrested them on June 27, 2010 – a day after vandals went on a
rampage in downtown Toronto – as they emerged from a Yonge Street
restaurant, their lawyer said.
They allege they were kept for hours in handcuffs, then held for more
than 24 hours at a makeshift detention centre in the city’s east end
before being released without charge. One of the plaintiffs also alleges
she was sexually assaulted during a roadside strip search.
None of the claims has been proven or tested in court.
a statement, lawyer Davin Charney said one of the seven asked the
reason for their arrest and an officer told them police “would make one