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Re: G20 Police assaulting protesters
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 02:15:39 pm »
All those cops don't realize what is really going on - brainwashed to a man.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 03:44:08 pm »
Here's a live blog from the Toronto Star website....

http://thestar.blogs.com/g20/

Notice how the violent ones smashing windows are described as "black clad" or "hooded"......

RCMP is at it again!

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 03:56:20 pm »
http://www.cp24.com/

live feed  from toronto

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 04:17:02 pm »
The CISC Agent Provocateuring Program has begun...

Queen Elizabeth II: "Make sure to get all the flames centered in a pefect propaganda picture"

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G20 - Bilderberg Provocateurs Black-Bloc guarantee more police powers as planned

http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100626/100626_G20_protests/20100626/

TORONTO  — G20 protesters dressed like the anarchist group Black Bloc are smashing bank windows and have damaged a police cruiser as riot police defend Toronto's summit security zone. Riot police armed with a tear gas cannon and gas masks are holding a line north of the zone. Store front windows at a Starbucks have been smashed. A roving pack of protesters, said to be part of the self-described anarchist group the Black Bloc [A Rothschild/Rockefeller protected controlled opposition group of provocateurs], are running through the city with no police interference.


Rockefeller uses agent provocatuers to squash the Anti-War movement
   
A Rockefeller funded anti-globalization march filled with agent provocateurs with masks and gloves in Washington turned violent, with shop windows smashed as crowds protested on the eve of Saturday's International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings.  These sensationalized protests are the result of the CFR/Heinz infiltration of various protest groups to ensure that increased surveillance goes on with more control over United States Sovereignty.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=21e_1192877391
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The same agent provocateurs are now influencing US protests.

This is how they do it to stop future peaceful protests!


Stop SPP Protest - Union Leader stops provocateurs

5 min - Aug 21, 2007 -    (1544 ratings)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St1-WTc1kow
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Also used in Australia, Please watch how they control all sides in globalization protests:

Bohemian Owl Provocateurs at Melbourne's G-20 Hyatt Police Riot: The Real Story

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-238183975496151184
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 04:57:14 pm »
http://www.cp24.com/

live feed  from toronto
  sorry that was a recorded feed, this one is live  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/youkeepstaring
video quality not the greatest though ;D

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 05:28:24 pm »
I just watched a 16 minute video from CTV and it was an incredible display of how the media is in total lockstep with the establishment.

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20100626/summit-protests-100626/

Notice, too, how they NEVER discuss why people are protesting in the first place, even though that seems to me to be THE central issue.

It's all about the "black clad anarchists" and they subtly try to pretend that they are everyone, even with their disclaimers. They are perplexed as to why
the cops aren't attacking!

Freedom and Democracy! Hah, hah, hah! What a lame-ass joke.

Oh, and how ironic that www.ctv.ca -- at this moment -- has an ad at the top of the page saying "click here to see how "the government" of Ontario can get your business gowing.

http://www.ctv.ca/

I'm starting to think that we really do need a revolution -- but a peaceful one, and one of LOVE.

Kill me now! (metaphorically speaking of course)
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Re: G20 Police assaulting protesters
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 05:51:59 pm »
G20: Veterinarian couple had home raided by police in error; husband calls incident an ‘abuse of power’
 

Hannah and John Booth during their year long volunteer vet trip through Central America.

Rob Roberts  June 26, 2010 – 2:35 pm

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/26/g20-veterinarian-couple-had-home-raided-by-police-in-error-husband-calls-incident-an-abusive-of-power/

Two Toronto veterinarians say they were woken up at gunpoint this morning by police officers who thought they were the anti-G20 protesters who live in the apartment downstairs.

Dr. John Booth said the officers forced their way into their High Park-area home at 4 a.m., turning their home into chaos for about 45 minutes but were unwilling to show their warrant.

Dr. Booth, 30, said he was handcuffed, and spent about 15 minutes on the curb outside the home in cuffs before his identity was cleared up. The officers said they were looking for an activist named “Peter,” who apparently lived downstairs.

“In terms of policing, they should do their due diligence before they raid both sides of a home,” said Dr. Booth, who said the officers woke up his six-month-old son, Finn.

“They put my family at risk. They woke up my son … it was like a Fox TV news show: He’s crying, my wife is really scared. I have no idea what’s going on. It’s very traumatizing.”


Several York University students live in the downstairs apartment; Dr. Booth said he doesn’t know them well, but did see they were painting anti-G20 signs last night.

The couple has complained to Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), the provincial agency that probes complaints about police services. Dr. Booth’s wife, Dr. Hannah Booth, said the couple has no plans to sue, but a lawyer friend was visiting this afternoon. If they did sue, she said, it would be “not to sue for money or anything, just to get the story out.””

Hannah Booth said she tried to tell one officer they had nothing to do with any protests, but he left her husband in handcuffs and said they were taking him into custody. “He told me, if everything he’s saying is true, he should be out of jail in a few hours.”

 
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Veterinarians John Booth and Hannah Booth with their son.
.Jillian Van Acker, spokesperson for the summit Integrated Security Unit, said she had “no information” about the raid, referring an inquiry to the OIPID.

John Booth is a vet in private practice at Etobicoke’s Richview Animal Hospital; his wife is a vet on maternity leave who was recently elected to the Toronto Humane Society board as part of the Faces of Change slate following the society’s legal troubles.

Following is the text of John Booth’s complaint to the OIPID:

143 Westminster is a divided house with an upper and lower apartment. At 4 am on June 26/2010, I was awoken to 4 police officers in my bedroom (our side door entrance was closed but unlocked). The officer in charge (name unknown) was pointing a handgun at me and asked me my name and who else was in the house and then had one of his colleagues monitor me in my bedroom while they searched the rest of the house. They repeatedly said they had a search warrant and arrest warrant for me. At no point did they produce this warrant to prove my name was on it and I suspect they were lying.

They woke up my wife and child upstairs while searching our apartment. They repeatedly asked me my connection to the people living in the downstairs apartment and I explained we are simply tenants living in the same building, but our connection does not go further than that. They were looking for someone named “Peter” who does not live here. After searching the entire premises, they decided it was appropriate to handcuff me and charge me with “conspiracy to commit mischief”. They did not explain why I was being charged with this, although in my opinion, they were after this “Peter” individual who was a G20 protest organizer and simply decided to arrest any male on the premises as well.

I sat in front of my house, tightly bound in handcuffs for 30 minutes, while the 8-10 officers discussed and awaited the paddy wagon. After discussion, they took me aside, apologized and uncuffed me, stating I was mistakenly arrested. I have several complaints. First of all, did these officers truly have the right to enter my dwelling without my consent? This warrant should have been for the downstairs apartment, not mine. Secondly, it was completely unnecessary to point a handgun at me. This was extremely unsettling and an exuberant response to what was a calm situation. I was sleeping with my hands in plain view. My complaint is with the supervising officers on the case. The one who pointed the gun at me and the one who was in charge of executing this alleged search warrant — which was never produced). They failed to do the proper research to realize there were 2 separate tenants in this house. My family and I should have had nothing to do with this traumatic, violating event. I hope that those in charge will be held accountable for this abuse of power.

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Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/26/g20-veterinarian-couple-had-home-raided-by-police-in-error-husband-calls-incident-an-abusive-of-power/#ixzz0rzxMZq49
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Re: G20 Police assaulting protesters
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 05:58:37 pm »
I hope someone is recording this channel


"Toronto is a low cost destination for business." Lie much! >:(
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Re: G20 Police assaulting protesters
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2010, 06:12:07 pm »
The overlords have a dinner at the Royal York Hotel at 6:30 -- and this is apparently why the cops are not gassing human beings. They don't want to spoil the dinner, otherwise they'd gas them. Hey, they have a billion dollars to spend. :P
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2010, 06:16:22 pm »
Five cop cars now torched according to the propagandists -- probably by CSIS/RCMP/OPP.

They also said a Starbucks and a TD Bank were "destroyed" when clearly, they just had their windows smashed. Hyperbole much? Damn I hate the lamestream media, in a non violent way of course.

They do love mentioning the dreaded Black Block.
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2010, 06:48:56 pm »
The CTV live feed is really stressing, repeatedly, how the bulk of the vandalism is being done to "mom and pop" shops. The propaganda is so easy to see.
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2010, 06:51:20 pm »
Man, they're sure selling a LOT of advertising during this "crisis in Toronto" coverage. Cool windfall!
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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2010, 06:58:21 pm »
.... Hey, they have a billion dollars to spend. :P

thats probably damn near exhausted by now ;)


next up: Protester tax!!!

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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2010, 07:01:07 pm »
thats probably damn near exhausted by now ;)


next up: Protester tax!!!

Naw, they still plan to release the motherload -- the Mother of All Anti Protest LRAD/Chemical Surprises. Give it time, dude...
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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2010, 07:05:53 pm »
OMG - Floyd Robertson is calling the "so-called" anarchists, the dreaded Black Block, The Group of 300! (Coleman must be excited)
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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2010, 07:06:52 pm »
OMG - Floyd Robertson is calling the "so-called" anarchists, the dreaded Black Block, The Group of 300! (Coleman must be excited)

According to Floyd, the Black Block come from ALL OVER THE WORLD!
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2010, 07:18:49 pm »
CTV Graphic:

"Protesters Threaten Security Zone"

Fearmonger much?
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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2010, 07:25:26 pm »
OMG - Floyd Robertson is calling the "so-called" anarchists, the dreaded Black Block, The Group of 300! (Coleman must be excited)

Who Controls The Black Bloc Anarchists?
Government Decides Who Protests At G20: Violent anarchists allowed to smash up buildings despite announcing target in advance, yet anti-poverty group barred from protesting
http://www.prisonplanet.com/who-controls-the-black-bloc-anarchists.html
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The British authorities seemed to have little problem with allowing a group of violent black bloc anarchists smash up the RBS building while provoking police yesterday, despite the group announcing their target in advance, yet a legitimate anti-poverty organization has had its “accreditation” to protest at the G20 removed on the orders of Downing Street.

This once again underscores the completely undemocratic power of the government to decide who is allowed to protest against them and who is not. When you have to get permission from the government to exercise a God-given right, as in China or Russia, then we know we are already living in a police state. The freedom to protest is not one that has to be “accredited” by the state, a license to protest as it were, it is an innate human right.

Apparently, if you wear black hoods and scarves, smash up private property and provoke police, then that’s absolutely fine and you’ll be left largely untouched. But God forbid if you’re a middle of the road anti-poverty group that just wants to peaceably march down the street.

“An anti-poverty group expressed “outrage” after its accreditation to attend Thursday’s G20 summit was suddenly withdrawn on Wednesday,” reports the Telegraph.

“The World Development Movement said it had no idea why the decision was taken but claimed it was on the orders of 10 Downing Street.”

“The group, which was part of last weekend’s huge (and peaceful – ed) Put People First Alliance which held a rally in London, said the Foreign Office received a note from 10 Downing Street telling it to revoke the accreditation.”

Benedict Southworth, the group’s director, said that the decision was part of the government’s plan to “stage-manage events and prevent voices of dissent and disagreement being heard.”

The black bloc anarchist assault on the Royal Bank of Scotland building yesterday certainly had an air of being stage-managed. The target was announced in advance, the authorities knew that the building was a prime target, and yet it was the only one in the street not boarded up. A cafe across the street was boarded up and yet the RBS building was left completely vulnerable to attack.


Stage-managed? Press photographers outnumber anarchists as the RBS siege is perfectly “produced” for a live television audience.

Cue a relatively small gaggle of black-bloc anarchists, followed by an similarly sized press corps to photograph every angle of every smashed window, and you have the makings of a stage-managed event to instantly be consumed by the watching middle classes thus enlisting their support for a police state crackdown. In this instance, the police stood back and let them do pretty much whatever they liked, which is highly suspicious within itself, but the week is far from over and a wider crackdown could ensue now that public acquiescence has been garnered through repeated footage showing the hostility of the anarchists.

We’re not saying for a minute that every anarchist group is working at the behest of the authorities as provocateurs, nor that the majority are not legitimate protesters expressing their right to free speech, but as we have documented, this particular black bloc sect are at best completely infiltrated by provocateurs who can routinely be relied upon to provide the media with violent footage with which to demonize legitimate protesters at every major global summit stretching back nearly two decades.

To emphasize our point that a lot of these people are merely hired thugs, whenever someone asks them what they are actually proposing to replace the evils of capitalism, they have no idea, as the video below highlights.


Meanwhile, people who actually have a defined cause and merely want to exercise their right to free speech as a public platform to draw attention to the issue, and have already proven they are a peaceable group, are barred from doing so by the government removing their “accreditation” to protest.

Why are the authorities so keen on stifling peaceful protesters while giving free reign to people who dress up like terrorists, attack buildings and provoke cops? Whose interests do the violent actions of the black bloc benefit? The interests of the general public in using free speech as a means of political change? Or the interests of the authorities in providing the perfect pretext with which to crush and outlaw that free speech?

You can’t overthrow the entire system by smashing one bank and starting a bonfire. Real political change takes generations of struggle, decades of building respected educational platforms, and a gargantuan grass-roots movement focused on taking power on the local level and expanding upwards. Throwing a brick through a window isn’t going to achieve anything other than making the vast majority of the general public despise you even more, and support the very systems of power that you are supposedly opposing.

We have documented numerous different occasions where the leadership of the black bloc anarchists were actually working with the authorities to provide a pretext for a police state crackdown.

Following the SPP protests in Canada two years ago, Quebec provincial authorities were forced to admit that three rock-wielding black mask-wearing “anarchists” were in fact police infiltrators used to gather information on protesters.

Video shows two of the provocateurs pick up rocks and try to incite violence before they are outed as cops by legitimate demonstrators. The two thugs then tried to slip behind police lines before their fellow officers were forced to stage their arrest. Again, the fact that they were cops in disguise was later admitted by authorities. Watch the video.


Alex Jones’ film Police State 2: The Takeover exposed how the black bloc anarchists were completely infiltrated and provocateured by the authorities during the violent 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.

The authorities declared a state of emergency, imposed curfews and resorted to nothing short of police state tactics in response to a small minority of hostile black bloc hooligans. Police allowed the black bloc to run riot in downtown Seattle while they concentrated on preventing the movement of peaceful protestors. The film presents clear evidence that the black bloc anarchist group was actually controlled by the state and used to demonize peaceful protesters. Watch the video below.




At the WTO protests in Genoa 2001 a protestor was killed after being shot in the head and run over twice by a police vehicle. The Italian Carabinere also later beat on peaceful protestors as they slept, and even tortured some, at the Diaz School. It later emerged that the police fabricated evidence against the protesters, claiming they were anarchist rioters, to justify their actions. Some Carabiniere officials have since come forward to say they knew of infiltration of the so called black bloc anarchists, and that fellow officers acted as agent provocateurs.

At the Free Trade Area of Americas protests in Miami in late November 2003, more provocateuring was evident. The United Steelworkers of America calling for a congressional investigation, stated that the police intentionally caused violence and arrested and charged hundreds of peaceful protestors. The USWA suggested that billions of dollars supposedly slated for Iraq reconstruction funds are actually being used to subsidize “homeland repression” in America.

The leadership of the black bloc has been completely usurped by the authorities and anyone who still professes to be a member of the group is either supremely naive or completely stupid. To dress up like terrorists, all in black with ski masks and bandanas (like the police) immediately sends out a negative message to the watching public and demonizes legitimate protesters.

More violence is expected throughout the rest of the week in London and if the police are ordered to institute a brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrators then we can thank the black bloc anarchists, both the provocateurs and the useful idiots who ape their violence, for providing them with the perfect pretext to do so.
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Re: G20 Police assaulting protesters
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2010, 03:15:06 am »
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/829194--behind-the-black-bloc-mob?bn=1

Behind the Black Bloc mob
June 26, 2010

Jesse McLean


Anarchists try to block photographers. They would later set a police car on fire at the intersection of King and Bay during a protest at the G20 summit in Toronto. (June 26, 2010)


STEVE RUSSELL/TORONTO STAR

 
As suddenly as they burst onto the streets, they vanished into the crowd.

The men and women, clad in black clothes, their faces obscured with bandanas, ski goggles and gas masks, had spent the last hour storming through city streets, hurling rocks and debris through the windows of banks and big-chain stores.

They embraced the Black Bloc tactic, a popular sight at almost every international protest since the late 1990s: The crowd, dressed in their black uniforms, moves as a blob, its members indistinguishable from one another. One will run from the pack and lob a rock through a window, before disappearing back into the mob.

On Saturday, as the riot police shuffled closer to the intersection at College and University Aves.— shields up, gas masks on, guns raised — they disappeared again.

Dozens huddled on a patch of grass outside Queen’s Park. Protected by their peers, the ones in the middle changed into their street clothes. Within minutes, all that was left was a pile of black garments.

“Don’t take a f--king picture of me,” said one man, now wearing a brown T-shirt, as he walked away.

As they dispersed through the crowd, onlookers were left wondering: Who are these aggressive protesters?

Many in the black uniforms are self-proclaimed anarchists; some who are members of the Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistance, a group the police say they have been watching for a year.

While Saturday marked their first rampage, many members of the Black Bloc have been attending the more peaceful protests throughout the week, unmasked and limiting their tactics to non-violent actions. Some performed anti-G20 raps; others held banners.

They bided their time and plotted their strategy.

Car loads of protesters arrived from Quebec for the weekend to join the Bloc, members said.

Expressed through an assortment of chants, the group’s causes are many: They’re anti-capitalist, anti-police, anti-colonial. While the labour members marched to have their voices heard, the anarchists are resolute that world leaders aren’t listening and don’t care.

Any change has to come at their own hands.

For the most part, their targets are specific and symbolic: As the crowd tore across Queen St., they hammered police cruisers, attacked banks and other corporate companies. Yet they left a record store, a local tavern and an independent hardware shop untouched.

“This isn’t violence. This is vandalism against violent corporations. We did not hurt anybody. They (the corporations) are the ones hurting people,” one man said.

Others pelted the Zanzibar strip bar with manikin limbs they had snatched from a nearby clothing store.

“This is all part of the sexist, male-dominated war machine we live in,” explained one member.

Factions within that group, however, appeared to just relish the mayhem. As the protest marched up Yonge St., they became more indiscriminate in what they damaged.

Two young activists sprinted onto Yonge-Dundas Square and battered the tourist information booth, sparking jeers from some crowd members.

On College St, a pack of masked protesters began to vandalize an empty BMW 4X4. A civilian car, albeit it an expensive civilian car.

“Stop it. They’re not our enemies,” one protester shouted.

The other retorted: “Yuppies are our enemy.”

While the end result seems chaotic, the Bloc is intricately organized. It’s made up of smaller groups of 10 or so activists, keeping head counts and decision-making quick and easy. Directions are passed through the mob with codes — on Saturday, “umbrella” was a call to move to the frontline.

And they seize opportunities quickly. After two failed attempts to breach the walls of riot police, the black-clad protesters congregated in the Queen St. and Spadina Ave. intersection. A Communist group set off a flare, distracting the crowd and police alike — and the mob took off across Queen.

One anarchist who identified himself as Roy defended the Black Bloc, saying the tactic makes a division among protesters in the eyes of the police, inherently protecting the “good protesters.”

“Because they’re there, others are safe. Right from the front (of the march) they were pointing guns at us just walking down the street,” he said.

But their presence was criticized by other protesters, who said the destruction was simply justifying the millions of dollars spent on summit security.

“Violence just brings more violence,” a woman said into a megaphone as an anarchist set fire to a police cruiser. “What you guys are doing, it’s breaking my heart.”

With files from Jayme Poisson and Jennifer Yang