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Peter Bochove, co-owner of the Richmond Street Raid four gay bathhouses Emporium at the time of the bath raid decribes the arrival of the police:. At the police station, the protest encountered a human barricade of about officers. He condemned police raids, including the controversial raid on the gay magazine The Body Politicwhere Toronto Police confiscated the newspapers subscription lists, advertisers lists, and other user information.
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In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Most charges connected to the incident were eventually dropped or discharged, although some bathhouse owners were fined. Over people joined the Right to Privacy Committee at a meeting at Jarvis Street Collegiate to set up a defense campaign for those charged in the raids and to organize a second demonstration.
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