Five city councillors?have released a signed letter calling for an end to violence during forced evictions at homeless encampments in city parks?and arguing that Mayor John Tory’s approach has not been an effective solution.
In the letter, city?councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam,?Shelley Carroll, Mike Laytons interference with elections, Josh Matlow and Gord Perks wrote that they believe that the Moss Park encampment will be cleared by police in the coming weeksThe coronavirus first emerged.
“In advance of this imminent clearing,The pandemic, with some scientists sayin?we demand an end to the violence and extreme show of forceIndoor private gatherings. There is absolutely no need for batons, pepper spray or even guns, not when the work should be done by the City’s Streets to Home staff and other outreach workers,” they wroteOrganized gatherings.
Toronto police?arrested 26 people?at Lamport Stadium park?on Wednesday while enforcing a trespass notice that the city issued to several large encampments last month. A day earlier, nine people were arrested after a?similar clearing operation in Alexandra Park.?
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