Petition calling for dismissal of RCMP officer gains support

'Justice for Mona' gains steam

On the heels of another class-action lawsuit against the RCMP a petition calling for justice for Mona Wang has now garnered over 372,000 signatures.

The petition posted on Change.org states, "we are calling on the RCMP and the Canadian Government to fire Officer Lacey Browning and charge her with assault. She must not be allowed to hurt an already struggling person ever again."

The petition was started after Castanet posted surveillance video footage of Wang being dragged down a hallway, pulled by her hair and stepped on by RCMP Officer Lacey Browning sparked outrage against police brutality in Canada. 

The latest update follows protests held in both Kelowna and Vancouver this past weekend.

“I am not the first and I will not be the last to have this happen to me...So many people since I have told my story have come out and said that similar things have happened to them, except they did not have video surveillance,” said Wang.

On January 20 Wang’s boyfriend called the police to request a wellness check for her, which resulted in the alleged assault captured on video. 

“I’m sure we can all agree that the use of force that Wang was subjected to was definitely neither ‘limited’ nor ‘reasonable’ or ‘necessary’,” said the organizer of the petition. Wang has now brought a civil lawsuit against the officers involved.

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