A comic about the freedom of peaceful assembly in Canada.
Next, protests happening in Toronto today GOT VIOLENT! Are Toronto protests OUT OF CONTROL?!
Here Emma sits, in Toronto, Ontario, watching a riot that is fighting for something she believes in. Emma doesn't agree with Doug Ford's changes to the sex education curriculum. She thinks students should never be censored from learning.
Hear Our Voices By Ryanna
If I want to have my voice heard, I need to protest safely and peacefully.
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1.Fundamental freedoms - Freedom of peaceful assembly
EVERYTHING WAS FINE, UNTIL...
STOP THIS RIOT!
I understand your concern, officers.. But this is a completely legal protest and by law, we are given the right to peaceful assembly as long as we do not use violence and have a permit. Both of which we are doing.
THE POLICE SHOWED UP!
"The people were caught using torches and hate speech to insult the Ontario government! The police have defended their accusations, saying, "all Canadians have the freedom to peaceful assembly, not violence".
Multiple arrests were made after the police arrived.
EDUCATION IS KEY
Emma set up her peaceful protest so the premier could see it. She wanted to make sure her message got across properly. So, she followed all the necessary precautions.
Kids will not be exposed to important topics!
LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE!
In Canada, we have the freedom of peaceful assembly. This is stated in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the constitution. The document was officially signed in the year 1982 by Queen Elizabeth II and Trudeau. For other info, search: laws-lois.justice.gc.ca