Organizer Bobbi Dean-Janzen has set a $5000 goal for the campaign to help displaced patients like Saskatchewan Compassion Club staff member Lane Britnell, who was arrested and charged as part of the raid by city police.
According to the fundraiser, police also raided Britnell’s and Saskatchewan Compassion Club operator Mark Hauk’s homes, seizing their personal medication.
“In the last few days symptoms have already begun to return for Lane and in another week he will worsen becoming quite weak,” Dean-Janzen wrote. “He will not have the strength to fight for others let alone against his disease.”
“The SPS have such an abundance of resources and intelligence, that they have actually been out and threatened at least one business owner for attempting to hold a fundraiser in support of the club,” the protest’s Facebook event page read. “I have also learned they have been harassing and placing great pressure on our landlord to have us permanently evicted from the building in which we currently reside.”