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Hundreds Demand Justice for Junior!

TORONTO - On Sunday afternoon, over 200 residents of the Jane Finch community hit the streets to demand Justice for Junior Manon, the 18-year-old youth who was killed on Wednesday night after being pulled over by Toronto Police.

Lead by Junior's family, the many in attendance marched from Steeles Ave. and Founders Rd. where he was killed, to Toronto Police 31 Division. Carrying signs that read "Justice for Junior", "May 5: When we lost our best friend", and "No Justice No Peace", the march continued to grow along the way, joined by many more neighbourhood residents, and dozens of cars honking in support.

"Today, on Mother's Day, Junior's mom should be with her son," stated one of the family's supporters. "She shouldn't have to be out here demanding answers about why he was killed".

Despite initial police and media claims that Junior died of a heart attack (City TV, Toronto Star), witnesses at the scene reported that he was beaten by police. Further evidence that Junior was killed by the cops came from the Manon family's lawyer, Selwyn Pieters.

"His neck was in a neck brace. His eyes were black and blue. There was blood all over his face," Pieters stated after seeing Junior's body at the coroner's office. "Why are all the injuries there if he suffered from a cardiac arrest?"

Toronto Police have still not released any comment on what happened the night Junior was killed.

Junior's family, friends and supporters are continuing to organize to demand justice and to demand answers. Please keep checking out the Justice for Junior facebook page for updates, and upcoming events: