The London, England, 2008 G20 involved 5,000 cops and the cost was $30
The Pittsburgh, USA, 2009 G20 involved 4,000 cops and the cost was
The Toronto, Canada 2010 G8 at Huntsville on Friday and Thursday and
Sunday at the Toronto Metro Centre involves 14,000 cops, 5000 security
and the cost is $1.1 billion when it was supposed to have been $179
The installation of EXTENSIVE 3-meter-high SECURITY PERIMETERS along
the installation of LOTS! of Police CAMERAS throughout the downtown
the road closures and closed shops made for A CREEPY Police State
PLUS! there are - apparently - RCMP planes fitted with video cameras in
24/7 filming everything.
That Police State feeling is reinforced by the fact that THE BIG!
are the cops.
And THE BIG! LOSERS are the Canadian taxpayers.
The provincial Gov't of Ontario passed on June 2nd by order-in-council
Public Protection Act that lets the Police arrest anyone within five
of the security perimeter, anyone who does NOT allow the Police to
his/her backpack or refuse to identify him/herself and answer Police
This is ENTRAPMENT because INNOCENT PEOPLE are being BAITED by
the Police and without any warning being arrested.
That's NOT! FAIR.
That's NOT! democratic because it DISCOURAGES people form exercising
their right to protest.
Canada, Leading by Example?
The Harper Government has been saying that Canada is LEADING BY EXAMPLE.
80% of Canadians say spending $1.1 billion on the G8/G20 is A BAD IDEA.
The building of a FAKE indoor LAKE right beside Lake Ontario is NOT
A BAD IDEA, it's NUTS!
Meanwhile Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says: "It's NOT an exaggeration
that we are the envy of the world. It's in everyone's interest to
listen to those who
get it right."
Did the Gov't get this G8/G20 Summits RIGHT?
A Gov't that spends TOO MUCH $$$ - unnecessarily - is BAD
which NO ONE WANTS.
Council of Canadians organized the People's Summit.
100+ groups presented 100+ workshops between June 18th and June 20th.
They appear to be ALL! GOV'T OPERATIVES
because there financing seems to be coming from the Gov't.
Was this $$$ well spent?
Why would G8/G20 protesters
want to attend these workshops knowing
that their presence will be documented by the Gov't.
Is it FAIR.?
It smacks of
Police State FASCISM.
Public Protest: A Democratic Right
A healthy democracy respects the People's right to protest: it's a
expression of FREE SPEECH whose freedom canNOT be suppressed
by a legitimate democratic government.
TO MUZZLE Canadians by *actively* DISCOURAGING THEM from doing
so is to tell Canadians that they are living in a FASCIST! Police State.
FASCIST! Police Provocation
Witnesses said Saturday's demonstration
began with a quiet sit down by the protesters,
MAJORITY OF WHOM where CARRYING CAMERAS to document the event.
Cops came and grab 10 protesters in order to PROVOKE the protesters.
Then, they retreated living two (2) cop cars with no little gas for the
to bash and set on fire.
The protesters moved up Yonge from Queen Street.
The first window to be busted was at Urban Outfitters across
from the Eaton Centre.
No windows of the Eaton Centre were damaged.
I counted 65 damaged windows going up Yonge Street going West onto
passed Bay Street.
The protesters marched to the Parliament Buildings.
There, witnesses said a cop batoned an old lady.
This provoked those around her.
The Police then CHARGED! on bikes: some were arrested
or others got away.
One said that he had a rifle with a teargas canister pointed right at
him and the Police YELLED: MOVE! MOVE! MOVE! Needless to
say, he got out of there fast. Another was also hit by a baton, but
was able to escape arrest, but NOT! his girlfriend.
Cops then retreated to form a complete circle around the protesters.
Such Police tactics are meant to DISMANTLE a protest and SCARE!
the protesters away.
Many said that the Police CONTROLLED! the protests from A to Z by
pushing them into the side narrow streets.
By TAKING TOTAL! CONTROL of the protests the Police were treating
the protests as A JOKE.
It is important to note
protesters noticed that the
Police were sending in GOV'T AGENTS
among them who'd INTENTIONALLY! CAUSED
TROUBLE so that the Police could then ATTACK! the protesters.
That's NOT! Police PROVOCATION?
The trashed cop cars and busted window panes happened because
THE POLICE LET IT HAPPENED according to those who saw what
it first hand.
With 14,000 cops including 5000 security personnel hired, the Police
had THE CAPACITY to ensure ZERO! DAMAGE by LINING THEM-
SELVES UP along the street to keep the protesters from getting
access to the window.
When they could have prevented it,
THE POLICE *chose* to LET IT HAPPEN.
What's even MORE! MADDENING.
is the Police seemed to have ENCOURAGED IT
to discredit the protesters and justify the expense of hiring 14,000
Is that responsible policing?
You would think
that cops in Canada
who are in the $100,000+
salary bracket should know better.
So WHO! did THE BASHING OF THE WINDOWS?
it seems as the bashing appears
to have been done in a very controlled fashioned.
In other word,
the Gov't did the damages.
CRAZY is that?
I'd say so.
I think, the Harper Government's
DISPROPORTIONATE RESPONSE to the G8/G20 protesters
gives the World the BEST! EXAMPLE of a FASCIST! Police State.
Canada's ONLY! Anti-fascist Political Party
(Nova Scotia Bank account #: 911 320 846 384): the É(eh)PC.
Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
B.A.(Psychology), B.A.(Spanish), B.Admin.,
B.Comm.(Honours), B.A.(Italian) "magna cum laude"
of the É(eh)PC (Égalité Party of Canada)
Canada's ONLY! anti-fascist political party
4 CLEAN! Gov't
4the GOOD! life:
makes the Gov't work 4U!