Hamilton Queers Bash Back

On Saturday June 22nd, queers in Hamilton staged a rally at the city’s central police station. After showering the police with chants, speeches and insults, the crowd marched to Barton jail, where local queer anarchist Cedar Hopperton is being detained, and held an impromptu noise demo. These recent tensions come in the wake of clashes between queers and Christian homophobes at Hamilton’s annual pride celebrations. Cedar was arrested Saturday morning for an alleged parole violation stemming from these clashes, despite the fact that they weren’t in attendance at Pride. Since being arrested, Cedar has launched a hunger strike, which is now into its fourth day.

Anarchists in Hamilton have called for a day of autonomous solidarity actions to take place this Friday.

Music: Myyki Blanco – She Gutta

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