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Support Kevin Chianella

To financially support Kevin, an american facing toronto G20 charges from 2010, please visit:

If you wish to write Kevin letters, you can send them to GABC, and we will forward them on to him.

Guelph ABC
Box 183
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 6J6

Below you will find Kevin’s statement from June,


To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Kevin Chianella and I am 21 years of age. I live in new york city with my
mother and my grandmother, whom I help daily because of numerous health issues.

In late February/early March of this year, I was arrested and detained for my
alleged involvement with the Toronto G20 summit protests in 2010. I, as well as
countless others, have a series of charges and I am in need of serious help and

I am currently out on bail, and I am struggling. I do not have any financial
resources, nor do I have much support from family members. I have applied for legal
aid, and have been rejected twice because they do not believe that I’m financially
struggling. I am basically sitting in limbo, waiting for responses from my legal
team, not knowing whether or not they will even be able to continue representing me
due to the fact that I have no money to pay them. I am fearful that I will
eventually have to appear in court in Canada, like I had stated above, I am in no
financial condition to even afford round trip airfare or bus fare.

As you can probably imagine, this is becoming a plague on my mental health. Though I know there are many others who are in similar situations to myself, I feel
completely alone. I have been alienated by family members , and I am even becoming
wary of socializing with some of my friends. I am writing this with hope that some
of you can support me, and spread the message around to the community. Anything can help. To better understand what I am going through, i have provided a list of the
charges I am facing.

Thank you for reading this, and thank you to all who would like to help. I am deeply

Kevin Chianella

* Assault with a weapon (x2)
* Intimidation of justice system participant by violence (x2)
* Mischief over (x24)
* Obstruct peace officer
* Mischief endangering life (x14)
* Arson: damage to property
* Theft under (x3)
* Break and enter commit
* Assault
* Assault peace officer with a weapon

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