A GoFundMe For Mamadi III Fara Camara Has Already Raised Over $22K
On February 3, a man in Montreal, Mamadi III Fara Camara, was released by the Crown after spending six days in prison for being falsely accused of attacking Officer Sanjay Vig of the SPVM.
Many have taken to online platforms to call for justice for the doctorate student and father-to-be of twins, including a GoFundMe page that had raised $22,121 in just four days at the time of writing this article.
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[rebelmouse-image 26880355 photo_credit="Farrah Auguste | GoFundMe" expand=1 original_size="1198x538"] Farrah Auguste | GoFundMe
The page, started by Farrah Auguste, says that the funds raised will go to Camara and his wife.
Although insufficient evidence made the accusations void, Camara was suspended from his post at Polytechnique de Montréal.*
"An innocent black man has suffered much TOO much for a mistake from our judicial system," the page's description reads.
Currently, the page has 593 donors, has been shared 1,700 times and is being followed by 594 users.
According to Auguste, Camara has been personally notified of the page.
Other online campaigns include "Justice pour Mamadi III Fara Camara" on change.org, which petitions for a public apology by major news outlets who have described Camara in defamatory and discriminatory ways. At the time of writing this article, the petition had 22,706 signatures.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
*This article was updated.