Tomorrow is Canada Day will the police arrest anyone who sings O'Canada as they did during the G20 Summit in T.O.
Welcome to the New Improved Neocon Canada . Where all of PM Harper's Dreams Come True- Where dissenters are met with violence- The Canadian Way -EH!
Where all of PM Harper's fascist dreams come true.
And this is what the government & its Media echo chamber calls restraint or a measured response WTF!!!
What the supporters of the police state call a measured response is that the police didn't open up on the peaceful crowds with automatic weapons or shot guns and so didn't kill anyone-next time expect a death toll -Just what the conservatives, neo-cons, Canadian Religious Right & Harper & the Middle Class would approve of-just read many of the comments below these videos- the pro-police wanted more blood to be shed -
Meanwhile the G20 leaders ignore the police riot . As long as they & their friends are OK then everything's OKay.
G20 Toronto Police State - Police fire muzzle blast at woman and peaceful protesters
Riot police fired at least three shots of individual applications of tear gas and powder at protestors outside the temporary G20 jail on Eastern Ave. around noon on Sunday, where minutes earlier a peaceful demonstration by the Toronto Community Mobilization Network was broken up when plain-clothes police stormed the crowd to snatch at least two people in targeted arrests. After the arrests occurred, police ordered the crowd to move north, first surging forward with batons and then firing these "muzzle blasts." One man and one woman appeared to be injured after the blasts. (Brendan Kennedy, June 27, 2010)
Where only the right wing are permitted to peacefully protest ie they hold protests such as Pro-Life, Anti-Gay, Pro-War, Pro-Corporations , Pro-BP, anti-welfare,anti-Muslim etc. without being attacked by police.
Toronto Police ,CSIS, RCMP using a small group of violent protesters to beat the shit out of peaceful protesters.
In fact it seems that the so-called violent "Black Block" had been infiltrated weeks or months previous to G20-so police knew what their tactics or plans were & either just went along for the ride or encouraged the "Black Block" to carry out their violent activities.
If this had happened in China, or Iran the mainstream press would be lamenting & accusing those countries of crushing any sort of dissent.
Unfortunately for those of us who believe in equality and justice for all are seen as crazy idealist at the least or as evil terrorists who must be silenced.
Note for instance what happened recently to activists who took part in the Free Gaza Flotilla -Israeli fully armed Commandos acting like thugs and pirates boarded ships unlawfully in International Waters and was praised by Canada, the USA & Great Britain.
Police Attack Journalists and Citizens at Toronto G20
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G20 Toronto Black Block get green light to rampage?
CanadianNanaimo-July 28, 2010
A photo Journalist describes his experience following the black block as they rampage through the streets of Toronto during the G20 Summit.
20,000 police and security officials and a $1 billion security budget were not enough to stop 75-100 black block anarchists from smashing windows and torching police cars during a 1.5 hour rampage. The Black Block were able to rampage through the street for 24 blocks until they reached the 'official protest zone' where they quickly changed clothes dispersed through the crowd of peaceful protesters and then left the site.
The police were fully aware of the rampage and watched the black block from a distance at a number of locations. It wasn't until they had dispersed into a crowd of peaceful protesters who thought that they were in a sanctioned area that the police took action beating innocent people with batons and spraying them with pepper spray.
Why was this allowed to happen? Police abandoned police cars at Bay and King when they didn't need to, why? Was this allowed to happen so the Harper government could justify an outrageous security bill when there was no credible terrorist threat (according to CSIS)? Who led this group of vandals? Were they infiltrated by government paid provocateurs as was the case in Montebello where police with masks and rocks attacked their own riot squad?
1 billion dollar price tag outrageous
Seattle Summit one year ago cost 100 Million dollars
Toronto Police get new toys and lots of Over-Time.
Naomi Klein on Message of G8/G20 Summit - Democracy NOW!
Canadian Activist Stefan Christoff Targeted by CSIS - June 25, 2010 Democracy NOW!
Democracy NOW! - DN! - The G20 host province of Ontario has secretly passed an unprecedented regulation allowing police to arrest anyone near the G20 security zone who refuses to identify themselves or agree to a police search.
We speak to Stefan Christoff, a Montreal-based activist who has come under harassment from the Canadian intelligence agency, CSIS, over the past year.
Published with written permission from democracynow.org. http://www.democracynow.org
Violent Protest or Agent Provocateurs? Toronto G8-G20
Thousands of people took to the streets in Toronto, Canada to demonstrate against the twin G8 and G20 summits. Violent protesters caused riots according to the police, but one has to question from where the violence came from.
Agent provocateurs have been used many times in the past to incite violence amongst peaceful protesters, so that the police can move in arrest people and break up the protests even in free speech zones. The main stream media is also quick to report on the violence discrediting the 10s of thousands who are there without violence.
Police and security services have infiltrated black blocs with agents provocateurs. Allegations first surfaced after several demonstrations. At the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, amongst the many complaints about the police there was mention of video footage in which "men in black were seen getting out of police vans near protest marches".
In August 2007, Quebec police admitted that "their officers disguised themselves as demonstrators." However, they were easily recognized by the genuine protesters as police, as they were still wearing their police-issue footwear.
Democracy Now !
CODEPINK Activist Detained for Over 48 Hours at Canadian Border
CODEPINK Activist Detained for Over 48 Hours at Canadian Border After Being Denied Entry to Canada
Two activists from the group CODEPINK taking part in the US Social Forum were detained and prevented from entering Canada on Wednesday when they tried to cross the border from Detroit. Democracy Now!'s Mike Burke spoke with one of them, CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin.
Toronto Police Attack Peaceful G20 Protesters and Journalists
G20 Summit Toronto Police Shooting at peaceful protesters & Passersby
and so it goes,