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G20 riots in Toronto



Toronto is a peaceful city and Canada is a tolerant country, I have been told many times.

But one may sometimes see the scary pictures above, too. They really seem to be in charge of the situation, at least locally. In comparison, the "far right" Workers Party racist leftist demonstrators that regularly meet in Pilsen seem to be suppressed well-behaving teenagers who make me feel compassionate. ;-)

Some people claim that the black guys are "agent provocateurs" - policemen who want to make the police protection look more legitimate.

Well, I have a hard time believing it. It's too costly and these people seem to be too authentic. To summarize, I think that these idiots are real. And I am just not getting the concept - what actually happens. For example, will they find the person who burned the police car? Will they make sure that she or more likely he will actually pay for the full price of a new police car? Or do these anarchists (a politically correct word for scum) get a discount - a subsidy from the taxpayer - because they're just little bit wilder advocates of political correctness, after all? Representatives of suppressed classes?

I don't know what's the actual "edge" of the police - and maybe the army. How many orders of magnitude one has to add to these imbeciles' power before the situation gets out of control and they kickstart another October Revolution somewhere - even less intelligent one than Lenin's coup?

Via Sarah Kavassalis

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reader Jeeves said...

When did it become acceptable to suspend the rights and freedoms of Canadians just because there are world leaders in town? You can be arrested (without cause, and held until they get around to putting you before a judge) for "suspicion" of being a terriost.

This is 100% BULL SHIT! I support the system, but not when they take away the rights of people who are citizens for this country. I will be in Toronto this week to do my own protesting.

Anyone who does not know their history is condemned to repeat it (Germany circa. 1918). That's what Canada is turning into. Stand up for your rights, call your elected officials and DEMAND an answer.

In the aftermath rights of the 1997 APEC summit in Vancouver, a Canadian judge concluded that protesters have the right to be seen and heard, which means that visiting leaders cannot be shielded from lawful protests. Canadian officials have determined that this means arrangements must be made so that protesters will be visible to those participating in the summit. In a 2007 summit which brought together the Canadian Prime Minister and the presidents of Mexico and the United States, security organizers restricted demonstrators to a forest clearing more than a kilometer away, while using a video feed to beam images of the protests to a large monitor where the leaders could watch if they wanted. In response to questioning about demonstrations and protesters, a spokesman for the authorities explained, "It remains our view that what they don't have the right to do is to preclude leaders from meeting. We will take the steps necessary to ensure that leaders can meet and that protesters will have an opportunity to protest.


reader Dan C said...

I seriously doubt that any of the rioters are held accountable for their acts. Tip over a car, light it on fire, toss a brick through a storefront as a individual act in any civilized city and you go to jail. But do these things as a group of useful idiots seeking Utopian collectivism and you are released the same day that you are "arrested". These summits are like spring break for Marxist loons.


reader YFNWG said...

If the protests were peaceful, there would be no need for all the security measures. But it's pretty obvious that the anarchists don't give a rat's ass for peaceful protest. There are marches and demostrations here in Ottawa, Canada's capital, many times in a single year. They usually pass the parliament buildings without incident in a peaceful manner. They are visible and are an annoyance to commuters and such but they are non-destructive and non-violent. I have zero issue with these demonstrations. But as soon as things become destructive and violent, then I also have no issue with the police force clamping down on these, even harder than the currently do.


reader Janne said...

That's exactly why inciting violence at these events is such a strong political tool for fascists.

I can't believe how blue-eyed people are judging from these comments.