Sunday, June 27, 2010

Protesters Confront Toronto Riot Police Ahead of G20 Summit

A protester with a bandana over her face confronts a riot police line-up on Bay Street during demonstrations at the G8 and G20 Summits, Saturday, June 26, 2010 in Toronto.

Protesters in Toronto set fire to some police cars during a noisy march near the site of the G-20 summit Saturday. The violence took place as thousands of people complained about a variety of issues.

A column of thick black smoke rose from the burning police cars in a chaotic scene that included throngs of police in riot gear and many protesters.

Toronto Mayor David Miller urged residents to leave the protest area and pleaded for calm. “We have thousands of people peaceably asserting their democratic right to speak out and a relatively small group, probably a few hundred, mostly people who seem to not be from Toronto, come here on all evidence, to commit deliberate acts of violence. I think every Torontonian should be outraged by that,” he said.

The mayor was interviewed by a Toronto television news station.

This is the most intense protest so far associated with the G-20 summit in Toronto, but there have been a series of sometimes colorful marches, over several days.

Marchers have been complaining about everything from pay for public employees to expensive housing to the excesses of capitalism.

Summit organizers have been so concerned about security that they have spent around $1 billion and brought in thousands of police from across Canada to strengthen the city and provincial police forces here.

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  1. Article:

    Toronto is right now in the midst of a massive government / media propaganda fraud. As events unfold, it is becoming increasingly clear that some of the 'Black Bloc' are undercover police operatives engaged in purposeful provocations to eclipse and invalidate legitimate G20 citizen protest by starting a riot. Government agents have been caught doing this before in Canada.

    Montebello 2007 Riot Prevented - Identical Boots Exposed Undercover Police Provocateurs

    At the ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’ meeting protests at Montebello Quebec on August 20, 2007, a Quebec union leader caught and outed three masked undercover Quebec Provincial Police operatives dressed as ‘black bloc’ protesters about to start a riot by throwing rocks at the security police. See the following videos documenting this event.

    Stop SPP Protest - Union Leader stops provocateurs