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Globe says charges dropped in Indigo vandalism case

2024-05-23 07:23 ET - In the News

The Globe and Mail reports in its Thursday edition that charges have been dropped against four people accused of vandalizing an Indigo Books & Music store in Toronto to protest its owner's support for Israeli military soldiers. The Globe's Oliver Moore writes that 11 people were charged in November with mischief, harassment and conspiracy after protest posters were stuck to the store and paint poured on its window and sidewalk. Supporters of the remaining seven called Wednesday for their charges to be dropped as well, arguing police were trying to intimidate Palestinian supporters into silence. Also dropped were charges against Clement Cheng, Ian Doty and Saram Rho. In a statement by spokesman Stephanie Sayer, the Toronto Police said the dropping of the charges did not reflect on their validity. In its own statement, the Crown said its decision to drop charges was not a criticism of the police decision to lay them, noting that "the standard for proceeding with a prosecution is properly higher and more rigorous." Mike Leitold, a defence lawyer for Ms. Rho, said her charges were dropped "quietly, the Friday before a long weekend." He argued that this decision should have been reached months ago.

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