Chaos managed to descend after all on Toronto's hosting of the G20. Cop cars burned, windows smashed, tons of arrests, peaceful protesters detained for no reason except mass confusion. Good times. I was out of town at the time at my sister's place.
Monday, June 28, 2010
The news images were shocking. The black bloc people smashing windows and torching police cars. And there was damage - the Starbucks where I had a particularly delicious non-fat no-whip tall two-pump mocha had all the windows smashed. I saw that on the news. What was the worst part was that in a heart-stopping moment I realized that my beloved Fluevogs, shoe store which has sucked up more than one of my pay cheques, was RIGHT NEXT DOOR. However, it was left untouched. The anarchists were only targetting multinationals. Whew.
Anyhow, by the time I walked home on Monday, Starbucks was open for business, windows were replaced, and the street was spotless. There were a few windows boarded up, but it looked like any major street in a city. I also read the stat that 3 cop cars were torched at the G20 protest, but 16 cop cars were torched after the last win from the Montreal Canadiens. That made me take a new view of how news is presented. Honestly, from my sister's place the news made it seem like babies were being sacrificed.
Meanwhile our idiotic prime minister spent 1 billion dollars on the week-end for hosting and security. The man is such an ass. I hope that Canadians wake up and vote him out.