1,000 Protest in Toronto Against Police Crackdown During G20

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    In news from Canada, more than 1,000 people rallied outside police headquarters in Toronto on Monday to protest the police department’s brutal crackdown during the G20 summit. It is now estimated that 900 people, including many journalists, were arrested over the weekend. Video has been posted on the web showing Toronto police dressed in riot gear beating peaceful protesters as they sang the Canadian national anthem.

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    Why aren't they protesting the anarchists who did millions of dollars of damage? If it weren't for them, the riot police wouldn't have been there. Sometimes cops over react when fire bombs are being thrown at them.

    I just pray that no G20s are ever planned for my state.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqiba2m4mbw]YouTube - Police Provocateurs G20??[/ame]
     
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    So you are saying there is no such thing as black bloc protestors. That the burned police cars etc. are the result of a sting job by the police.

    If the only protests occuring were peaceful, and did not try to get into restricted areas the police would have no issue with them. The protestors would stand there and do their thing, the police would stand in thier line sweating in thier riot gear and everything would be peachy.

    When your movement attracts destructive idiots you have to assume the authorities will respond to keep order. This is otherwise know as get the fuck away from the morons in masks throwing rocks and firebombs.
     
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    I am not saying that there are not protesters that will create problems but you will see provocateurs at most protests.

    You can't automatically blame the protesters because frequently that is not the case.
     
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    This guy who works at the University newspaper I write off-and-on for was in Toronto covering the G20, this is what happened to him:

     
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    He's more afraid of being arrested than fire bombed? What an ass. Hey kid -reporters in war zones can get killed. And sometimes they are even hassled.
     
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    I have not seen any reason that the subject matter in this thread should concern me.
     
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    Those who protested a mix of anarchists and union-ists.
    In the future, they need to hold these kinds of summits on military bases.
     
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    Bullshit. The provocation thing is one of the biggest cop-outs you can hear. Every event cannot be the police secretly trying to give protesters a bad name. There are plenty of anarchist assholes around to make it 100% plausible that the violence was caused by true beleivers in whatever lefty anarcho BS is the flavor of the month.
     

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