At a press conference at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, several activists spoke out about their experiences at the detention centre during the weekend of the G20 Summit. Their accounts include sexual harassment, assault and disparaging remarks.
On Thursday, more detainees spoke out at a press conference at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre where they talked about how police officers sexually assaulted them, sexually harassed them and made sexual remarks towards them, according to a press release by the Toronto Community Mobilization Network (TCMN).
Thursday’s speakers included Alison Miller, Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology, Beverly Bain, Counsellor at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, Grissel Orellana and Farrah Miranda of No One Is Illegal.
“They (the Police) asked me and other women I was with if we wanted to have sex with them,” said Miller. “We were told to take our clothes off if we wanted to be taken seriously. They made a joke about having a sexual threesome with me and a female officer.”