Meow everyone, this story is till developing so news is still a bit scarce. Last night, two anarchists from the London Ontario area were arrested and most , if not all the electronic equipment was seized as evidence. The details as to why this took place is as yet unclear so i will not speculate. Here is an article as written by the Toronto media Co-op with credit going to Darryl Richardson as the author of the article with respects to this arrest.
On an unrelated note, or, is it related , Ron Plain , one of the organizers of the illegal Sarnia railway blockade back in December of 2012 was fined for his role in that illegal action, The report can been seen here and credited to the Toronto Star for breaking the news :
While I don’t like to see people get arrested as this does have a significant impact on their lives in the future, I hope, that these arrests do have enough impact to send a message to other anarchist wannabe’s to stay the hell away from them and follow the laws like the rest of us. These anarchists ( and I am not specifically referring to those two arrested last night ) are nothing but trouble and eventually, they WILL get caught , arrested and fairly tried.
UPDATE 1 :
This from a twitter feed
This next image is a screen shot of some more details with story credit going to Martin Bauman :
The image screen shot below is update number two with story credit going to Mike Donachie. interesting in that there was also a rash of graffiti in Toronto around the GE place in the northern end of the city as part of a series of protests revolving around that plant.
So, here is a question to be answered. Is Baily promoting the use of Graffiti as a protest tool ?
This is the latest from London Ontario Police Services
Here is an image of the third person arrested, Daniel Beaudoin
It has been stated across that various chat forums I have seen that these arrests were nothing but a fishing expedition by the police. These three persons are well know and revered within the anarchist community. They are closely connected to them. While on the surface, raiding a place for graffiti may sound , to the uninformed, as an over reaction, the deeper one looks into the connections and activities of these persons, one can quickly see that they would have detailed knowledge of various anarchist activities in and around their area. Therefore, the seizure of electronic equipment would be fully justified as a valuable tool to learn of future plans or to obtain valuable evidence on past crimes committed by the anarchists. I am not suggesting that these three were directly involved in the commission of anarchist related crimes, I simply don’t know. I do know , however, that they did know , and very well, most of the most senior anarchists in Ontario. Any means available to law enforcement to get information about anarchists and their plans, is, in my opinion, a good move.