Thursday, June 17, 2010

Toronto's Oil-Soaked Activists Offer Peek at Mass Demonstrations Planned for Next Week's Economic Summit

Oil-drenched adults and children, and a man handing out fake billion-dollar bills wearing an over-sized papier-mache head of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper led a small-scale demonstration in Toronto's financial district.

It was a jump-start to a planned mass protests which coincide with two "top-level summits" next week, according to Reuters: A Group of Eight industrialized countries will meet in a resort town north of the city, and Toronto will also be hosting The G20, a global economic forum.

After hearing of the planned protests for next week, the U.S. State Department is recommending Americans avoid downtown Toronto next week, reports the news wire.

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Location: Toronto, Canada
Date uploaded: June 17
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User notes: Oxfam Canada's June 17 Day of Action for the G8/G20 meetings in Toronto.
Big business and the oil industry team up with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make tax payers clean up the mess left behind.


Elli Davis said...

I think the security measures during the summit will be really strict in Toronto, therefore I don't see many reasons to worry. Yes, the protest can possibly start turning violent but there will be security guards everywhere, which will stop it right in the beginning. I sincerely hope everything goes smoothly.

Anonymous said...

I hope some protesters are shot during their "demonstrations."

Anonymous said...

.. with world economics in the state it is... why not spend the money on a computer meeting rather than face to face ... a billion dollars is only the tip of the iceberg in the cost of this meeting ...for twenty world leaders who could have met over the internet for this meeting the cost to all the countries not including the hosts just as canada this time and age is kind of stupid to me

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