Although not expressly mentioned in the claim, some of the plaintiffs believe they were profiled partly because females had “hairy legs,” according to lawyer Davin Charney.
- Police used discriminatory, sexist and unreasonable criteria in making the arrests, the lawsuit claims.
- For instance, Charney says, protesters were profiled for wearing bandanas, goggles, wearing black clothing, backpacks and tattoos.
- “These were the indicators,” Charney said in an interview. “They were arresting people based on this profile.”
- Toronto police were seen to have seemingly allowed wanton property destruction by a small pack of black-clad vandals, while using heavy-handed tactics against many peaceful protesters in response.
(just like in Montreal and elsewhere)