Speechless Sundays - G20 Summit Protestors Run Amok in Toronto

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Real Estate Agent with Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida

A group of violent protesters ran amok in downtown Toronto Saturday, leaving windows smashed, stores looted and left police cruisers in flames. The Police arrested 130 people within hours. My brother Larry took this photo among others.

Cop Car on Fire

My Nephew Scott standing in front of a wall of Riot Police wearing gas masks. I wonder if any Realtors were showing neighborhood homes that day? :-)

Cops in Riot Gear with Gas Masks

Here is a link to my next post on the G20

Sunday's More Peaceful Photos

Here is a link to photo journalist Paul Manly's videos of the summit

A Police State in Action

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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John - That is absolutely astounding!  There is much to be angry about in this world.  Sometimes however, I wonder if the targets of that anger are entirely accurate!

Jun 27, 2010 04:23 AM #2
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John Mayer
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Lottie - The rioters picked an area that was less protected and went crazy. It was obviously planned.

Jun 27, 2010 04:25 AM #3
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John Mayer
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Myrl - I think some people are just angry period! I agree that sometimes their choice of targets can be misguided. "No more war" was also written on the bumper. Strange coming from violent thugs.

Jun 27, 2010 04:33 AM #4
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John Mayer
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I just received this email from my brother Larry:

"A total of 3 cop cars were blown up yesterday. Guys in black masks were causing all kinds of damage. Queen street looks like something out of a movie and it was a full blown riot yesterday. I'm getting ready with the camera to head down again today."

Jun 27, 2010 04:51 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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John - Yep, there is a bazaar disconnect with having "No more war" folks tearing up Hell and putting a chunk under it in Toronto!  I keep thinking if we could harnass all that anger, we could power a nation with electricity for a year:-)

Jun 27, 2010 04:56 AM #6
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Karen Searle, Home On Display
Peterborough, ON

John, those are great historical photos to have but I feel very sad that protesters feel the need to destroy property and frighten people in order to get their point across.  I love Toronto as I was born there and i feel it is a fantastic city so I hate to see behaviour like this.

Jun 27, 2010 05:07 AM #7
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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At every such global meeting, there is the identical problem.    I remember when it happened in Seattle.   Do these "protesters" just regroup/travel to these destinations, for each such event???

Jun 27, 2010 05:12 AM #8
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John Mayer
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Myrl - Harnessing that anger for good is a nice thought. Do you think anyone will listen? :-(

Karen - I was born in Toronto as well and I'm sure this is upsetting to most Canadians. Terrorists always think of themselves as freedom fighters.

Sea to Sky - I think many of them go from event to event. The police know them and after Saturday, quite a few are in custody right now awaiting their fate in the courts.

Jun 27, 2010 06:04 AM #9
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
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John, this is a cool shot, but I don't understand why they think that this sort of protest does anything to validate their cause.  To me it does just the opposite!

Jun 27, 2010 09:39 AM #10
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John Mayer
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Tony and Darcy - I agree. To me it's the same as Right to Life fanatics murdering abortion providers because they are "destroying life". What?!?!

Jun 27, 2010 11:04 AM #11
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
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John,

The G20 tends to bring out a very violent type of protester. It's going to be pretty hard to find a country to host it in the future. I read somewhere that Canada spent $1B in security.

Rich

Jun 27, 2010 02:19 PM #12
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John Mayer
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Rich - $1B that the country can't afford and I must say, the police are being very generous with their restraint. Even faced with deadly force they did not shoot anyone.

Jun 27, 2010 02:32 PM #13
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Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
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Ruling class? Huh? I believe it's the duty of a police officer to "rule" and keep people safe, and everything running smoothly. So some low-lifes thought some form of anarchy would accomplish anything? I hope they're all found and punished severely!

Jun 27, 2010 03:54 PM #14
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Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
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John, I am not familiar with the G20 - what do they want?

Jun 27, 2010 04:42 PM #15
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

John - I think it must be tea-baggers. After all, isn't that what Pelosi, Reid, MSNBC et are saying, the tea partiers are prone to violence?

Jun 28, 2010 03:21 AM #16
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Paul Warkow
Paul Warkow-D.G. Weber Law Associates - Hauppauge, NY

It is the same bunch of losers that travel from economic summit to economic summit that have nothing to do but scream inane slogans and destroy property.  They have no plans and no solutions.

Jun 28, 2010 04:01 AM #17
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John Mayer
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Lisa - They arrested many of them but now it's up to the courts. Trying to assemble witnesses could be difficult in some cases.

Maria - The G20 is a group of the world's richest nations. They assemble to decide how to proceed as a group on many issues in the future.

Mike - No tea baggers in Canada - Maybe moose baggers, EH? :-)

 

Jun 28, 2010 04:13 AM #18
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John Mayer
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Here is a link to my next post on the G20

Sunday's More Peaceful Photos

Jun 28, 2010 05:13 AM #19
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Jim Hale
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John -

Does anyone know what these folks are so worked up over?

Jun 28, 2010 06:31 AM #20
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John Mayer
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Paul - They do get around and you are right. I haven't heard any viable solutions from them.

Jim - They're basically against making the rich richer while the poor get poorer. Read below.

Oust bankers from power

Get rid of corrupt politicians

Guarantee of job, home, future for everyone

Become patriots of the planet, not countries

Stop climate chaos

Make capitalism history

Jun 28, 2010 06:10 PM #21
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