G20 police repression in Canada


This video, recorded in Toronto, Canada, says about itself:

Toronto Police Arrest Over 600 in Crackdown Outside G20 Summit

Canadian police have arrested over 600 people in Toronto in a police crackdown on protests at the G20 summit. Riot police used batons, plastic bullets and tear gas for the first time in the city’s history. More than 19,000 security personnel were deployed in Toronto, and a nearly four-mile-long security wall was erected around the G20 summit site at the Toronto Convention Center. The security price tag for the summit is estimated at around $1 billion. Franklin Lopez of the Vancouver Media Co-op filed this report from the streets of Toronto. [includes rush transcript]

Canada after the G20 summit: Police provocations on the streets of Toronto continued Monday evening as thousands of city residents rallied in front of the municipal police headquarters to protest the martial law tactics let loose against the population over the weekend: here.

G20 accredited media got access to the Fake Lake and little else: here.

In his own words: Guardian journalist arrested by G20 security forces: here.

While international leaders sought to put the best face on the G20 summit held in Toronto at the end of last week, there was no disguising the extent of divisions between major global players, particularly the United States and Germany: here.

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  1. Women allege rape threat at G20

    Canada: Women arrested during last month’s G-20 summit protests in Toronto alleged on Thursday that police made sexual threats against them while they were held in a makeshift detention centre.

    The allegations were made in two video testimonials played at a media conference organised by the Toronto Community Mobilisation Network in the city.

    Amy Miller, an independent journalist reporting on the summit, said: “I was told that they were going to make sure that I was never going to want to act as a journalist again by making sure that I would be repeatedly raped while I’m in jail.”

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/93183

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