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Marathon court hearings for G20 defendants begin in Toronto

Makeshift pre-screening tables set up to process 303 defendants

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Hundreds of people charged with offences related to the protests during the G20 summit began filing into the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto for marathon court hearings that got underway Monday morning. A makeshift pre-screening table was set up outside the court to process the 303 people scheduled to appear in court. The defendants are being split into groups according to when and where they were arrested, with some of the more high-profile cases expected to be postponed for another day. The Toronto Community Mobilization Network, an activist umbrella group, is organizing a protest calling for the charges to be withdrawn at Toronto Police headquarters later Monday.

CBC News

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