Solidarity with Encampment Support Network of Toronto (ESNTO) statement on Lamport Stadium Eviction
ID1: @Wyld_Wych (found on Twitter) sits in a wheelchair surrounded by three officers. Wafa is leaning forward, moving away from the officer on the left who has their hand on her. Wafa is in an electric powerchair, and has their mouth open, likely shouting. They are wearing rainbow coloured arm length finger gloves, and a rainbow coloured flower crown. In the background of the photo, there are a sea of officers assaulting other protesters. In front of Wafa, an officer is arresting another person who is lying face down on the ground.
We have signed onto the Encampment Support Network of Toronto and Encampment Support Network of Parkdale's statement on the Lamport Stadium eviction and echo their calls for an end to all encampment evictions.
The full statement can be viewed here
ODSP legislates people into poverty, forcing evictions. Most shelters/housing options aren't accessible, meaning parks for many are the only option. Shelters also don't allow drug use, creating ableists standards that say you must change how your body functions in order to even be allowed in. Police brutalize disabled people daily, simply for existing in public. In reference to this we name Abdirahman Abdi, Ejaz Chowdhury, and so many others.
We express solidarity with @Wyld_Wych (found on Twitter) who is in this picture, and who was one of many disabled people brutalized at #LamportStadium