I first became aware of Charles Veitch and his organization, the Love Police, during the G20 summit in Toronto. He was among those arrested under false laws and detained for an extended period of time (some 20 odd hours) at the Toronto Film Studios makeshift prison. A simple YouTube search of his name will bring up many inspiring videos of activism and insight:
A class action lawsuit in the amount of $45M has been launched against the Toronto Police Services Board and the Attorney-General of Canada who represents the RCMP (The Star reports) for all those wrongfully arrested, detained, imprisoned or held by police during the G20 summit at locations across the city. There are many horrific stories and eye-witness accounts circling the web backed by plenty of video footage on YouTube depicting police brutality (among other things like sexual abuse) during the G20 summit in Toronto.
Charlie often uses a sort of humorous in-your-face styled approach to inspire people around the world to question what they're doing with their lives - I thought this was video below was particularly awesome. Something I'm glad I did was get out of the 9-5 "drone" lifestyle a year or so ago. Here he speaks to commuters crossing the London Bridge:
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