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Posted by Guest Contributor / June 26, 2010

G20 photosMore G20 photos from yesterday's protests! Check out this post for a recap of the day's action in Toronto. Plus see plenty of more photos of the G20 that keep streaming into the blogTO Flickr pool.

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Discussion

82 Comments

bob / June 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm
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This is all so goofy.
Aaron / June 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm
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Do any of these protestors have jobs or something better to do?
Roman / June 26, 2010 at 01:13 pm
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It is interesting how police raised their bikes, I wonder if this is actually a good technique of protecting themselves, never saw it done before.
Nugundam / June 26, 2010 at 01:15 pm
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Ruler ship of men over men shall always end in strife. I cant stand the G20 Bourgeois entitled sh1the@ds running countries like there private little fiefdom. Then I look at the protesters who are the same sh1the@ds who one day will be on the other side of the fence. I eagerly wait with much anticipation to the end of oil which will redefine human society or not. Sort of sad the earth quake wasnt bigger!
Hunter / June 26, 2010 at 01:17 pm
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Christ, these protesters all look so gross. Even rats groom themselves, so why can't these people.
Becky replying to a comment from Aaron / June 26, 2010 at 01:20 pm
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That's kind of an odd question for this event, actually. We already know that a large percentage of Torontonians decided/were forced to take several days off of work this week.

It's likely that the vast majority of protesters have taken legitimate time off of work.
Kevo replying to a comment from Aaron / June 26, 2010 at 01:29 pm
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Of course, if you had to work more than 40 hours a week, poor pay, and women had no suffrage, you'd be complaining about it all... funny thing is that that changed because of protests.

I'm not a protester, but from what I've seen so far down there and on the internet, if anything bad happens, it's because of the police. Also check out Toronto Star's article on the Miami Model that the police seem to be using.
joe / June 26, 2010 at 02:05 pm
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interesting sign: "they are rich because we are poor."

Umm, how about "they are rich because they're smart and you're not."?
or "they are rich because you're lazy."
ralph reichsted / June 26, 2010 at 02:22 pm
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The irony? We have to spend >1 billion dollars to protect our city from these losers trashing it.

Want an effective crowd control solution? Soap and a water canon, then watch them run.
Morons / June 26, 2010 at 02:34 pm
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don't know what you morons are whining about, I never seen a protest so peaceful in my life. What you idiots gonna complain about now that they didn't riot.
Mr. Hate / June 26, 2010 at 02:59 pm
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"They are rich because we are poor" What an amazingly ignorant worldview.

These protests are pointless.

Nobody has the balls to make true sacrifices of their lifestyle to bring about true change so everybody can piss off as far as I'm concerned.

Corporations could be brought to their knees if people actually gave enough of a sh*t. But they don't. So nothing will change.

School children in the UK brought McDonald's to its knees and forced them to abandon styrofoam packaging around the f*cking globe. School children.

What do we have here? A bunch of clowns walking and complaining with their eyes on the wrong ball.

Oh well. Wake me when it's over.
Luke replying to a comment from Aaron / June 26, 2010 at 03:25 pm
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You know it's Saturday, right?
seanm replying to a comment from Luke / June 26, 2010 at 03:57 pm
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Hey asshole, you know it's Saturday right now and this post clearly states "More G20 photos from yesterday's protests!", right?
Xavier / June 26, 2010 at 04:02 pm
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If I'd known they were protesting the HST I would have joined them
Rick / June 26, 2010 at 04:06 pm
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Protests are fine. People with legitimate concerns should be able to have their voices heard. It's a shame that a small group ruins this for everyone else.
Dave replying to a comment from Morons / June 26, 2010 at 04:24 pm
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"I never seen a protest so peaceful in my life."

LOL, gotta love the ignorance.
Steve-o / June 26, 2010 at 04:33 pm
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LOL at the girl in the Propagandhi shirt. Way to wear someone else's ideology to a protest.
Redlom / June 26, 2010 at 04:35 pm
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Protesters only exist as the creation of media and government. Instead, these people are just like us, but are additionally acting on their sense of morality and fulfilling their democratic responsibilities. The people 'protesting' in the streets of Toronto should be applauded.
Redlom replying to a comment from Aaron / June 26, 2010 at 04:36 pm
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Protesters only exist as the creation of media and government. Instead, these people are just like us, but are additionally acting on their sense of morality and fulfilling their democratic responsibilities. The people 'protesting' in the streets of Toronto should be applauded.
james earl cash replying to a comment from Redlom / June 26, 2010 at 04:55 pm
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i didn't know setting a police car on fire and defacing public property were a democratic responsibility.
Mississauga Rep / June 26, 2010 at 05:56 pm
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I'm so ashamed that people in their right mind would wake up one day and decide to misuse their civil rights and privileges...All these protesters are just a bunch of douchebags .....destroying and vandalizing someone's business and police vehicles won't make any change whatsoever,it's only gonna make things worse.I thought you people said it was gonna be a peaceful protest,where has the peace gone to?..I Feel the military should be brought to downtown Toronto maybe when they arrive,you people would behave cause you won't wanna be treated like the taliban....Jobless individuals
cheesehead replying to a comment from james earl cash / June 26, 2010 at 06:23 pm
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Don't confuse vandals with legit protesters.
Tom / June 26, 2010 at 06:26 pm
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Really how much of all this was created by the paranoid cops and politicians taking the city away from it's rightful owners. The residents of Toronto. they just threw up fences shut the city down and took over. How is that good for the economy of Toronto or all of Ontario.
Yep some of those are professional troublemakers but many I would bet are just over taxed frustrated working stiff. Everyday folks pushed to the limit.
they are creating a police state in this country and here's the proof
Mavid Diller / June 26, 2010 at 06:30 pm
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Watching police cars set aflame on the local news network, I ask: is this the way a $1 billion plus on the summit is spent? With that kind of money directed to security, the downtown core should have been blanketed by police.

What I have seen today is a black eye for the city of Toronto.

And oh, factor in how business in downtown Toronto was under lockdown for days on end, just how much will the G-Summits cost the province and tax payers economically?

I want my money back for a full refund.
Mo Miller / June 26, 2010 at 06:32 pm
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Watching police cars set aflame on the local news network, I ask: is this the way a $1 billion plus on the summit is spent? With that kind of money directed to security, the downtown core should have been blanketed by police.

What I have seen today is a black eye for the city of Toronto.

And oh, factor in how business in downtown Toronto was under lockdown for days on end, just how much will the G-Summits cost the province and tax payers economically?

I want my money back for a full refund.
bob / June 26, 2010 at 06:32 pm
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All of this destruction is NOT coming from those who actually want to spread a message. It's the Black Bloc, dumb ass kids, and drunken idiots. they are really giving the city a bad name - not to mention they are destroying everything.
Keeka / June 26, 2010 at 06:36 pm
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None of the comments I've read in this thread pay any mention to what the G20 leaders are addressing in their summit or about how the decisions made as a result of the summit will impact us, for better or worse. A disproportionate focus on the presence of protesters is deflecting media attention on what is actually happening - politicians from the most powerful states in the world are presently conducting discussions on how to steer the global political economy and they are doing so behind closed doors. What are the issues at stake? How do they affect us?

Many of the community and special interest groups who comprise the body of protesters are trying to draw attention to the fact that many important issues are dismissed and/or ignored by the G20 leaders. They are simply exercising their right to make these grievances known in a public forum. Yes, there are always factions who choose extreme and destructive means of making their voices heard, but it's important not to paint all "protesters" with the same brush. They are diverse in terms of their grievances and their means of expressing them.

Perhaps it would be more constructive to inform yourselves about what is happening behind closed doors rather than putting down those who have the guts to speak up and call attention to injustice.
plus / June 26, 2010 at 06:36 pm
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most of these people doing the damage aren't even from Toronto. They came here just for the G20.
james earl cash / June 26, 2010 at 06:51 pm
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the g20 summit and foreign delegates are not a threat to security. they didn't come here to smash storefronts or set cars ablaze. the protesters, vandals, and all the other degenerates causing destruction across the core are the threat to security. these extreme security measures and all the money that comes along with it can be attributed to protecting the city and foreign delegates from the animals who come to wreak havoc on the city then disappear once the damage is done. and if you are a protester or in support of them don't you dare say the money could be better spent, its your fault exorbitant amounts of money is being spent in the first place. and how is the repair for the damage going to be paid for? i suppose that money could be better spent too. wake up, get a damn clue, get a job, do something constructive instead of destructive.
Headlines / June 26, 2010 at 06:54 pm
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Descriptive photos.

The media should stop giving this rogue group an inordinate amount of air time. It feeds to the palm of their hands. Focus should instead be medialined on substantiated messages.
King and Spadina / June 26, 2010 at 07:59 pm
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I am watching the news right now and they are showing an individual on the hood and pummeling a police car. It's been a good 2 to 3 minutes he has been doing this. Did I mention during this time there was not one police officer in sight? I guess for that to happen it would actually cost the city $2 billion.

This government could not manage itself out of a wet paper bag and you are seeing that waste precipitate the need for the HST to compensate for such government incompetence.
King and Spadina / June 26, 2010 at 08:01 pm
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I am watching the news right now and they are showing an individual on the hood and pummeling a police car. It's been a good 2 to 3 minutes he has been doing this. Did I mention during this time there was not one police officer in sight? I guess for that to happen it would actually cost the city $2 billion.

This government could not manage itself out of a wet paper bag and you are seeing that waste precipitate the need for the HST to compensate for such government incompetence.
mr hate / June 26, 2010 at 08:14 pm
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That stupid fu*k jumping on that cop car is about to be taken down.
brixtonblkk / June 26, 2010 at 08:36 pm
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i think it's funny that people complain that there are too many police officers and ten when they aren't around people are like where are they. I don't think police would leave a cruiser in the middle of the street just for shits and then when it's lit on fire not show up. There's obviously a tactic to it. These people that are lighting things on fire and breaking glass are just criminals. I don't even know what people are actually protesting because the news is covering the negative side to this G20..
Mirella / June 26, 2010 at 08:42 pm
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Unbeleivable what is going on in Toronto. These are not protesters. They are thugs. I commend the police for trying to keep up with these idiots.
Protesters are taking the real focus off the G20.
RG / June 27, 2010 at 01:35 am
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Wow. Lots of cheerleaders for the cops here! The same cops who tried to intimidate the citizens of downtown all week by roving in packs and brandishing their riot gear.

To quote Madonna: "Welcome to the fascist state of Toronto." The people have acquiesced to their own slavery.

mona / June 27, 2010 at 01:47 am
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Watching from overseas, I cannot believe what is happening in Toronto. I've heard security has been tight long the week before, but had they not been cautious, would this have gotten even more out of hand? It makes me livid to see the streets being destroyed. This is the not the image Toronto needs.
T Middleton / June 27, 2010 at 02:40 am
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To the people understandably confused by having only knowledge gained from the main stream media. Please take a moment to look up the "2010 People's Summit", and other social justice, environmental, and economic grass roots events that have taken place in the city in the last week. The media doesn't seem to care about these much. But they are a big and important thing, and international workers on the ground in these areas are fairly unanimous against this G20 thing. The marches and demonstrations, are just the culmination of these meetings. I myself participated in the march and it was totally peaceful, with a huge number of really interesting people, and a great experience.

It is disheartening to read so many ignorant comments on this site. I had thought better of it. But such is life. To those making comments regarding supposed personal hygiene issues and worth ethic... please work a little harder yourselves to cleanse yourselves from your ignorance and intolerance. You are, you may be surprised to learn, a part of the problem.
Sheila John / June 27, 2010 at 02:48 am
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Wow, I'm ashamed of some of the comments here - Were you cheering on the People's Liberation Army to crush the hunger protestors at Tinanaman Square?

I live and work in downtown Toronto and I'm ashamed that our Federal Government would expose my city to this in the first place for some western redneck ego, and I'm ashamed of my Provincial Government that it would suspend peoples basic civil liberty's and I am ashamed at both my local government and their police department that they would storm into people houses, without warrants, and arrest people, an or not allow non-violent people to simple stand on a street or a park to voice their dissent

I am for arresting anyone who causes violence, throw the book at them, but lets start throwing the book equally at corporations that pollute, bankers who steal, and politicians that lie and get us into wars we don't want

Is anyone who works at BP in the gulf in jail - NO?
Why?
We're too busy arresting kids that break glass windows
Wow
Wonder why they're so angry?

Food for thought



JF / June 27, 2010 at 08:42 am
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Is CTV the only media brave enough to film the Black Bloc people? Why isn't this footage being used to reveal their identity? "Respect our privacy", says one of those brainless people. Do you respect our city?!?
marc / June 27, 2010 at 09:08 am
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Wow what are people really trying to prove by smashing windows and burning cop cars??
Yeea the government spent 1.2 billion dollars on security for the G20 summit, spent something
Like million dollars on a fake lake to make the world leaders more comfortable. I say
Its a bunch of bullshit. Personally I think the government is getting what they deserve for spending
1.2 billion dollars. I don't agree that the cops have to risk there lives to stop this
Stupid bullshit I think the world leaders should be stopping this non sense violence!!
marc / June 27, 2010 at 09:08 am
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Wow what are people really trying to prove by smashing windows and burning cop cars??
Yeea the government spent 1.2 billion dollars on security for the G20 summit, spent something
Like million dollars on a fake lake to make the world leaders more comfortable. I say
Its a bunch of bullshit. Personally I think the government is getting what they deserve for spending
1.2 billion dollars. I don't agree that the cops have to risk there lives to stop this
Stupid bullshit I think the world leaders should be stopping this non sense violence!!
Citizen / June 27, 2010 at 09:18 am
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I have watched and read hours of coverage... but still haven't heard the reasons behind the anger. Sort of reminds me of the strike coverage last summer: lost of talk about pools closing and sick days but hard to find out the actual reasons behind the disagreement.

Maybe we all lose when the debate is focuses on whether a protest(er) is good or bad instead of the reasons the G20 draws so many people into the streets to protest?
Citizen replying to a comment from T Middleton / June 27, 2010 at 09:22 am
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Agreed - it is easier to argue 'the man' than the point being made sometimes... hence the focus on whether or not protesters work (on Saturday), bathe, etc.

Just flick on talk radio and you can hear it all day every day in one form or another.
Corey / June 27, 2010 at 10:02 am
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I attended the G20 protest yesterday in an attempt to exercise my constitutional right to democratic process. I have a full time career and pay my taxes like every other citizen, and was there for nothing more than a peaceful march and protest. The tactics that I saw exercised by the police were nothing sort of disgusting and disturbing. I saw police officers inflict the type of violence on protestors (many of them non-confrontational - some holding flowers) that would not be out of place on the streets of a third world country. And then Bill Blair has the guts to stand in front of the world and deny it. It makes me sick.
Geoffrey / June 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm
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Bloggers, you might wanna see this. I've been stuck downtown for 10 hours on Saturday.

Here's my selection of photographs and first-hand review from the rally & throughout the day. http://www.demotix.com/news/368735/saturday-g20-summit-downtown-happenings-day-and-night
Brian / June 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm
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Protesters: All the power to them, just as long as it's kept peaceful and law abiding. Their issues are valid. They need to be addressed. Getting our world leaders attention is one method of starting action. I get it. If I thought a protest would stop the HST, I'd be there too.

Police: They informed the public of the areas reserved for protest, many protesters challenged the perimiter the police setup. The police defended it. They also went after and arrested many of the following...

Thugs/Anarchists: What a bunch of narrow minded pinheads. Bent on destruction, the result is corporations will replace all that you destroyed. This will fill the coffers you so angrily lash out at. If companies are 'hit' by the costs, you can bet it will be passed on to the consumer. So - Way To Go Pinheads!
sharon replying to a comment from Morons / June 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm
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"peaceful protest"?? Which city had the police cars burning? That's your idea of a peaceful protest? The majority of the protesters were in fact behaving in a peaceful manner but then you get the thugs joining in with no agenda other than their own and it becomes something more extreme. Protesters who want to get their message across are not thugs, are not violent and have a legitimate agenda. Thugs are just that. . . thugs!
mary replying to a comment from james earl cash / June 27, 2010 at 01:58 pm
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I agree. When I look at the pics and stories provided, on the surface it immediately provokes emotions of disgust and rage against the protestors. But I noticed that most of the pics I see are police intimidating and striking protestors that appear to be peaceful and scared (looking nothing like the ones shown to act violent). I have yet to see a photo, of one of those black dressed thugs assested. But, hey...when more people notice more curious details that don't add up to the stories told, I suspect we will get what we ask for. Afterall, the point of these stories and pics is to convince the public that these people are scum and deserve less than how we want to be treated as a human.
Corey / June 27, 2010 at 02:47 pm
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Brian, you stated that:

Police: They informed the public of the areas reserved for protest, many protesters challenged the perimiter the police setup. The police defended it. They also went after and arrested many of the following...

I hate to break it to you, but hundreds upon hundreds of police officers/storm troopers forcibly evacuated the designated "free speech" (cough) zone at about 5PM. The group that was still in the designated protest area was clearly not members of the anarchist groups who were running amok in the city. Yet, the force us from the area they forced us into in the first place. When people wonder why the marches and protests sporadically began stopping traffic and Bloor and Yonge Street, it was due to the fact that we were ejected the only area we were told we were allowed to be in.

Shame on those of you who believe what you are seeing on CP24.
Anthony Coop / June 27, 2010 at 03:39 pm
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The right to protest outright squandering of public funds should be encouraged everywhere and at any time. However over recent years it's becomming more obvious that protesting is bothersome to the fat cat politician so they hiring goons to agitate the the protesters. If no problems occur they orchestrate them by smashing windows and abusing the orthority. Has anyone ever dug down to the roots of these agitators not merely by the name they go by on the arrest sheet but whom they're associated with. It might suprise and confuse the average citizen to learn that we're unknowingly supporting these anarchist through our tax dollars. If they really believe in what they're protesting about why are their faces covered. Secondly why do they need to destroy public property when these people have nothing to do with G8.
After seeing some of the delegated arriving for G8 I wondered why Jenny Craig wasn't there to greet them. Looks like they could use her help. Oh! Anything they proclaim as ground breaking decisions among them just remember meetings take place continually. This is just the Acadamy Awards segment everything was decided before the pomp and ceremony. Some food for thought.
Dade / June 27, 2010 at 06:10 pm
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It amazes me how many ignorant people there are in Canada that they wouldn't realize the importance of this protest. I am assuming that most of the comments pertaining to the manner of protesters are made by sheeple most likely writing in from the comfort of their over priced suburban homes, rather than individuals who where here in Toronto on the streets seeing the agitation form the cops which has lead to chaos in the streets.

Educate yourself if you can find the time between your shopping and arrogant self indulgence.
JF / June 27, 2010 at 06:19 pm
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I'm wondering how many people protesting actually votes when it's time to do so. Of course, it's more fun to sit in the streets and smoke weed than letting the leaders, elected democratically by voters, do their jobs. "They are rich because you're are poor". Get off your asses and get a job.. get a life while you're at it!
Michael / June 27, 2010 at 06:26 pm
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The cops could not control the situation. They are governed by a shitty mayor. Let him pay for damages out of his own pocket
John replying to a comment from Michael / June 27, 2010 at 06:45 pm
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@Michael Right, time to take off your rose-colored glasses
Dade / June 27, 2010 at 06:48 pm
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I was protesting and I am a college professor, I also know many other protesters that hold important positions in various communities who were there in support of various causes. Perhaps it should be made clear that protesting is not synonymous with being poor or uneducated. In most cases it is the uneducated who make stupid comments on blogs because they don't have any understanding as to the importance of letting "democratically" elected leaders know that the system they are trying to save is not working for the people of the world, it only truly works for the few. @ JF use spell check before you make an ass of yourself again. "They are rich because you're are poor" - you only need to say are once. votes should be vote, and assuming that protesters all smoke weed is like assuming everyone that posts with their initials are cowards, coward.
JF / June 27, 2010 at 07:02 pm
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Good to know I'm not the only one making assumptions.
Dade / June 27, 2010 at 07:07 pm
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@JF you should come and sit in on a couple of my classes maybe you'll learn something. Perhaps you can learn the difference between an assumption and a fact.
Mark Rich / June 27, 2010 at 09:13 pm
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We have been inculcated for our entire lives with a collective fantasy of rights and protections. Therefore, it is natural for us to be in denial.

The Bilderberg group run our NATO nations and maintain a facade that they are democracies. At this point, they feel there is no need to hide the fact that we live under a police state. The G20 was held in Toronto so that we would discover that we have no rights. The state probably hired the vandals so that they could impose more draconian controls. I watched the police do nothing to stop a police car from being torched. Today the police arbitrarily detained 200 peaceful people at Spadina and Queen, endangering the health of some.

We need to wake from our collective fantasy. The middle class worldwide is being deliberately wiped out. Millionnaires are only middle class! We will have all the human rights which LIVESTOCK enjoy once we live under the total control of a trillionnaire enslaving class.

June 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | by Mark Rich
Mark Rich / June 27, 2010 at 09:14 pm
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We have been inculcated for our entire lives with a collective fantasy of rights and protections. Therefore, it is natural for us to be in denial.

The Bilderberg group run our NATO nations and maintain a facade that they are democracies. At this point, they feel there is no need to hide the fact that we live under a police state. The G20 was held in Toronto so that we would discover that we have no rights. The state probably hired the vandals so that they could impose more draconian controls. I watched the police do nothing to stop a police car from being torched. Today the police arbitrarily detained 200 peaceful people at Spadina and Queen, endangering the health of some.

We need to wake from our collective fantasy. The middle class worldwide is being deliberately wiped out. Millionnaires are only middle class! We will have all the human rights which LIVESTOCK enjoy once we live under the total control of a trillionnaire enslaving class.

June 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | by Mark Rich
Mark Rich / June 27, 2010 at 09:14 pm
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We have been inculcated for our entire lives with a collective fantasy of rights and protections. Therefore, it is natural for us to be in denial.

The Bilderberg group run our NATO nations and maintain a facade that they are democracies. At this point, they feel there is no need to hide the fact that we live under a police state. The G20 was held in Toronto so that we would discover that we have no rights. The state probably hired the vandals so that they could impose more draconian controls. I watched the police do nothing to stop a police car from being torched. Today the police arbitrarily detained 200 peaceful people at Spadina and Queen, endangering the health of some.

We need to wake from our collective fantasy. The middle class worldwide is being deliberately wiped out. Millionnaires are only middle class! We will have all the human rights which LIVESTOCK enjoy once we live under the total control of a trillionnaire enslaving class.

June 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | by Mark Rich
Mark Veil / June 27, 2010 at 09:26 pm
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P.S. If you want to know the plans of the Bilderberg trillionnaires, just read The Economist. It will tell you how they think.

What institutions were protective of the individual --the enslavers wanted these destroyed: Nationalism, family, religion (not fanatical strains). They did the demographic shift under Pierre Trudeau. They stopped bringing in Europeans because they wanted to turn the first world into the third world. What better way than to massively mix in immigrants used to living in the third world --people accustomed to poverty and political subjugation, people who cannot communicate in English. I have nothing against immigrants of other nations and races. However, they too will need to care about fighting for human rights--or we will lose them permanently.

Look up Mark Rich, The Hidden Evil
Organized stalking --about secret volunteer death squads in Toronto, Canada, U.S., Nato nations
cris replying to a comment from Aaron / June 27, 2010 at 09:28 pm
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You are one of those that like it when the goverment fucks you in the ass!....some of us did not go to work and made sure we are there....unlike other bitches that only know to bend over, grow some balls BITCH
Mary replying to a comment from JF / June 28, 2010 at 11:06 am
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Yeah baby, so you saw the pic the mainstream media posted of a pothead. So, now all these people are potheads and lazy. You apparently haven't a clue of the groups that are out there and why. Maybe you might take a few minutes and find out for yourself what's going on instead of forming your opinion from acouple mainstram media articles you read. Get out of your comfort zone, massage the brain muscle and do your own research.
Marius / June 28, 2010 at 04:24 pm
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Another commenter mentioned the Toronto Start article about the Miami Model of protest policing. Here is the article:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/828876--porter-when-police-stick-to-phony-script
MARK VEIL / June 28, 2010 at 08:22 pm
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I SENT IN THIS POST WITH MY OTHER POST AND IT HAS NOW BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO MARK RICH --VERY SUSPICIOUS FOR IT TO BE STOLLEN FROM ME!
We have been inculcated for our entire lives with a collective fantasy of rights and protections. Therefore, it is natural for us to be in denial.

The Bilderberg group run our NATO nations and maintain a facade that they are democracies. At this point, they feel there is no need to hide the fact that we live under a police state. The G20 was held in Toronto so that we would discover that we have no rights. The state probably hired the vandals so that they could impose more draconian controls. I watched the police do nothing to stop a police car from being torched. Today the police arbitrarily detained 200 peaceful people at Spadina and Queen, endangering the health of some.

We need to wake from our collective fantasy. The middle class worldwide is being deliberately wiped out. Millionnaires are only middle class! We will have all the human rights which LIVESTOCK enjoy once we live under the total control of a trillionnaire enslaving class.

June 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | by Mark VEIL
MARK VEIL / June 28, 2010 at 08:23 pm
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I SENT IN THIS POST WITH MY OTHER POST AND IT HAS NOW BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO MARK RICH --VERY SUSPICIOUS FOR IT TO BE STOLLEN FROM ME!
We have been inculcated for our entire lives with a collective fantasy of rights and protections. Therefore, it is natural for us to be in denial.

The Bilderberg group run our NATO nations and maintain a facade that they are democracies. At this point, they feel there is no need to hide the fact that we live under a police state. The G20 was held in Toronto so that we would discover that we have no rights. The state probably hired the vandals so that they could impose more draconian controls. I watched the police do nothing to stop a police car from being torched. Today the police arbitrarily detained 200 peaceful people at Spadina and Queen, endangering the health of some.

We need to wake from our collective fantasy. The middle class worldwide is being deliberately wiped out. Millionnaires are only middle class! We will have all the human rights which LIVESTOCK enjoy once we live under the total control of a trillionnaire enslaving class.

June 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | by Mark VEIL
MARK VEIL / June 28, 2010 at 08:24 pm
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I SENT IN THIS POST WITH MY OTHER POST AND IT HAS NOW BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO MARK RICH --VERY SUSPICIOUS FOR IT TO BE STOLLEN FROM ME!
We have been inculcated for our entire lives with a collective fantasy of rights and protections. Therefore, it is natural for us to be in denial.

The Bilderberg group run our NATO nations and maintain a facade that they are democracies. At this point, they feel there is no need to hide the fact that we live under a police state. The G20 was held in Toronto so that we would discover that we have no rights. The state probably hired the vandals so that they could impose more draconian controls. I watched the police do nothing to stop a police car from being torched. Today the police arbitrarily detained 200 peaceful people at Spadina and Queen, endangering the health of some.

We need to wake from our collective fantasy. The middle class worldwide is being deliberately wiped out. Millionnaires are only middle class! We will have all the human rights which LIVESTOCK enjoy once we live under the total control of a trillionnaire enslaving class.

June 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | by Mark VEIL
MARK VEIL / June 28, 2010 at 08:25 pm
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MY POSTS WERE FALSELY ATTRIBUTED TO MARK RICH BY THIS SITE!
MARK VEIL / June 28, 2010 at 08:25 pm
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MY POSTS WERE FALSELY ATTRIBUTED TO MARK RICH BY THIS SITE!

MARK VEIL
MARK VEIL / June 28, 2010 at 08:25 pm
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MY POSTS WERE FALSELY ATTRIBUTED TO MARK RICH BY THIS SITE!

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jackcrawford / July 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm
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i went downtown sunday for g20 i wanted to be a witness. peaceful people of toronto standing quietly were rushed and beaten by shields and clubs for absolutely no reason. people were knocked over falling on each other. thecrowd got up, fell back 30 feet and quietly sang '0 canada'. when they finished, the police attacked again. 'o canada' again then police attacked the 3rd time. the people were running scared, but i refused to run and was beaten back. the police took me. i went quietly with my arms out. they ripped my shirt in half,dropped me on my head, and beat me with sticks, boots and fists, crushed my glasses underfoot, tied me up with twist ties, left me to stand bloody in the rain, shirtless for 1 hour. i was not arrested or charged, then drove me to the airport 4 hours later, and dropped me on the street.
clearly the message is, if stand up and have a voice we will beat you down. we wont tax the banks or the rich(FTT) but happy canada day, heres a beating and a new tax(HST) on the poor too, suckers.
Mark Veil / July 5, 2010 at 06:49 pm
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I am sorry to know how badly you were treated. I am not expressing criticism against the police perse, but against those who determine how the police are to conduct themselves, as they follow directions and do as they are told by their superiors.

I believe that it is absolutely essential for people to get this story out, everyone.

The number of people we need to see in the streets in order to make this travesty cease is three million --the population of Toronto. That will cause McGuinty to review civil rights violations. Of course, three million Torontonians would be perfectly capable of coming out to protest in a completely peaceful manner and no police presence would even be necessary.
Mark Veil / July 5, 2010 at 06:51 pm
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I am sorry to know how badly you were treated. I am not expressing criticism against the police perse, but against those who determine how the police are to conduct themselves, as they follow directions and do as they are told by their superiors.

I believe that it is absolutely essential for people to get this story out, everyone.

The number of people we need to see in the streets in order to make this travesty cease is three million --the population of Toronto. That will cause McGuinty to review civil rights violations. Of course, three million Torontonians would be perfectly capable of coming out to protest in a completely peaceful manner and no police presence would even be necessary.
Mark Veil / July 5, 2010 at 06:51 pm
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I am sorry to know how badly you were treated, Jack. I am not expressing criticism against the police perse, but against those who determine how the police are to conduct themselves, as they follow directions and do as they are told by their superiors.

I believe that it is absolutely essential for people to get this story out, everyone.

The number of people we need to see in the streets in order to make this travesty cease is three million --the population of Toronto. That will cause McGuinty to review civil rights violations. Of course, three million Torontonians would be perfectly capable of coming out to protest in a completely peaceful manner and no police presence would even be necessary.
Mark Veil / July 5, 2010 at 06:52 pm
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I am sorry to know how badly you were treated, Jack. I am not expressing criticism against the police perse, but against those who determine how the police are to conduct themselves, as they follow directions and do as they are told by their superiors.

I believe that it is absolutely essential for people to get this story out, everyone.

The number of people we need to see in the streets in order to make this travesty cease is three million --the population of Toronto. That will cause McGuinty to review civil rights violations. Of course, three million Torontonians would be perfectly capable of coming out to protest in a completely peaceful manner and no police presence would even be necessary.
Mark Veil / July 5, 2010 at 06:55 pm
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It is very disturbing to know how good people were treated. My concern is with those who gave instructions to the police to abuse their powers, more than with the police, although the conduct of those who engaged in such treatment is deplorable.

We still need to have a proper protest march and the number of people needed is three million --the population of Toronto. Dalton McGuinty will have no difficulty seeing the importance of reviewing civil liberties when this happens.

We need to get word out to every person on the street of what occurred and the show of concern that is essential. I think that the singing street blog is overdue.
Mark Veil / July 5, 2010 at 06:56 pm
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It is very disturbing to know how good people were treated. My concern is with those who gave instructions to the police to abuse their powers, more than with the police, although the conduct of those who engaged in such treatment is deplorable.

We still need to have a proper protest march and the number of people needed is three million --the population of Toronto. Dalton McGuinty will have no difficulty seeing the importance of reviewing civil liberties when this happens.

We need to get word out to every person on the street of what occurred and the show of concern that is essential. I think that the singing street blog is overdue.
Mark Veil / July 5, 2010 at 06:59 pm
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It is very disturbing to know how good people were treated. My concern is with those who gave instructions to the police to abuse their powers, more than with the police, although the conduct of those who engaged in such treatment is deplorable.

We still need to have a proper protest march and the number of people needed is three million --the population of Toronto. Dalton McGuinty will have no difficulty seeing the importance of reviewing civil liberties when this happens.

We need to get word out to every person on the street of what occurred and the show of concern that is essential. I think that the singing street blog is overdue.
Mark Veil / July 5, 2010 at 07:00 pm
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It is very disturbing to know how good people were treated. My concern is with those who gave instructions to the police to abuse their powers, more than with the police, although the conduct of those who engaged in such treatment is deplorable.

We still need to have a proper protest march and the number of people needed is three million --the population of Toronto. Dalton McGuinty will have no difficulty seeing the importance of reviewing civil liberties when this happens.

We need to get word out to every person on the street of what occurred and the show of concern that is essential. I think that the singing street blog is overdue.
sarah / September 18, 2010 at 12:33 am
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You f*cking people believe that there are better things to do other than protest for our freedoms are the reason why our freedoms are slowly but surely being taken away from us.

People too lazy to be concerned of the bigger picture deserve to recieve what is coming to them; Poice State, no Freedom of Speech, and being ruled by corporate capitalists!!

F*ckin idiots. Open your eyes, Stop being so sheltered.

sarah / September 18, 2010 at 12:37 am
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The same things that happened during the G20 summit also occured in the 18th century. Its time for a revolution.

I was there at the summit. It has changed me forever. I will never go to a Police Officer for help. I have a friend who was threatened rape by an officer at the summit, an officer who is there to serve and protect. People must argue, they must have a voice. At the very little I wish the general public would at least open a book, stop being castrated by MTV and other media outlets and take a look at what is really happening.

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