First Nations Man Victim Of ‘Police Brutality’, Say Whitehorse Protesters

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More than 50 protesters, many of them Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation members, gathered outside Whitehorse RCMP headquarters on Friday. (Cheryl Kawaja/CBC) More than 50 protesters, many of them Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation members, gathered outside Whitehorse RCMP headquarters on Friday. (Cheryl Kawaja/CBC)

CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2015

More than 50 people gathered outside Yukon RCMP headquarters in Whitehorse this afternoon to protest what many were calling “police brutality”.

The demonstration came in the wake of a viral video that showed a Yukon First Nations man being pinned to the ground and punched by an RCMP officer during an arrest last weekend. The video was posted on Facebook and within days had been seen by nearly 850,000 people. RCMP responded by calling for a third-party investigation.

“I was actually enraged,” says protester Hayley Mintz about seeing the video. “He’s a good friend of mine and he’s not a bad guy.”

The demonstrators gathered on the lawn and sidewalk in front of the RCMP building. Some were drumming and chanting, while others stood…

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