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g8/g20 conclusion.... more than 900 people arrested at the G20 in canada

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by ungovernable, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    Ok there's so much to say, i'll try to make it short

    the conclusions of the g20:
    Over than 900 people arrested. This is a record in canada history..

    1,2 billions of dollars were spent and more than 75% of it was for security. The cops put a big barrier around the G20 area, the cost was over 500 millions just for that. Thousands of cops were deployed everywhere...

    Canada even passed a law and made it illegal to approach the barrier... if you were closer than 5 meters from it, then the cops would arrest you.

    Many activists were arrested while sleeping for absoluty no reason, cops called it "preventive arrestations". Some activists were even arrested while taking a shower at friend's house... Cops broke in and put them out of the shower.
    They arrested many journalists, they refused access to canada to US journalists at the borders, they arrested a lot of representatives of many organisations for absolutly no reason... Some activists tryed to talk to the media about it but theit representative was also arrested while going to the press conference.

    Cops were doing a "french profiling", activists from quebec were very unwelcome, cops started arresting them as soon as they got out of the buses. Almost everyone who spoke french was systhematically arrested

    Cops also arrested a different persons in possession of explosives and a lot of fuel, others were arrested with firearms

    As always, most of the medias only focused on the violence and number of arrests instead of the real reasons why we protest.

    There were 4 cop cars burned WOOOOAHH. 1,2 billions for 4 cop cars. And guess what ? COPS DID IT ON PURPOSE. The cop cars were abandonned in the middle of the protest, they left old cop car for OVER 2 HOURS in the middle of the protest. They wanted the activists to burn down the cop cars so the medias could have some sensationalism for their news.


    So what are the conclusions ? Not much. They reduced the debt of haiti and some other countries... Well, they should have cancelled the G20 and gave them the 1,2 billions. Would have been better for them.
    Before the G20 they were talking about taxing the banks, well it failed and the proposition was rejected.

    G20 was big bullshit and governments proven it once again that it is totally useless..


    Fuck G8, Fuck G20, Fuck the police. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE !
     

  2. rude-boy

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    hmm why cant the g 20 gguys just meet using liek a video confrence set up. each have their cameras and screens of all the others. this would save tons and tons of cash on the whole great fence of toronto they set up and all the cops and all the wasted cash...hmm but then where would we protest i guess? o_O
     
  3. 1984

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    It's funny.

    When they look at poverty and hunger they say theres not enough money to support that. Not enough money to feed or shelter people. But it looks like theres enough money to arm a bunch of fucking savages with clubs and shields and muster the defenses.

    But theres not enough money for the poor.
     
  4. rude-boy

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    hmm i just learned somthign pretty interesting. a week or so before the g20 meetings. ther is a big meeing of the top buisness men of each of the contries in the g20. they have their meetigns to decide their plan for the next year. then once they finish their meeting they influence what happends during the g20. they have alot of influence im sure being the top big business men of the 20 contries they must do alot of campain funding and other things of that sort. then they unfluence the g20 to pretty much cater to what they want. sounds alot liek new world order shit to me

    i got it from the submedia youtube. the video was "escape the freedom fence" im sure a few of you guys have seen it but some havent. its during the interveiw with the indian lookign guy. im not sure his name. he talks about it at some point in his interveiw
     
  5. Anom

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    Thanks for the info, all i've seen in the news here is about how some protesters dressed in black set fire to police cars and how the politicians are trying to descide on anything. Total bullshit media as usual.
    Canadian pigs makes the danish ones look kinda nice compared...
     
  6. we're_all_dead_anyway

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    And they also needed to justify the over 1 billion dollars spent on this thing because people were pissed at such an enormous price tag. Now the police and the government can come out and say such draconian measures were necessary in order to "keep the peace ". Even though they just sat back for hours and let the cars burn.
     
  7. ungovernable

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    UPDATE:

    There are still a lot of people in detention, multiple organisations have confirmed that most of the people are french canadian from Quebec. Pretty much everyone who spoke french was targetted because the police said we were the most dangerous people. There are still a lot of detained people who were targetted randomly and never did anything

    Amnisty International and the canadian ligue for Rights and Liberties requested an independant investigation. They said they had many independant observers and the saw mutliple illegal acts and illegal arrestations.

    ON juily 1st there will be a big protest in montreal for the liberation of imprisonned people
     
  8. rude-boy

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    hmm ill be in quebec...what ae the chances i have a trip planned where i go to quebec and now there are protests in my area :ecouteurs:
     
  9. QueerPunk

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    Fucking hell 900 people nicked?

    That IS a G20 record.
     
  10. ungovernable

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    In the largest mass arrests in Canadian history, police arrested roughly 900 people in G20-related incidents during the weekend.

    Officers made more than 900 arrests linked to the summit in the past 10 days, Jillian Van Acker, a representative of the G20 Integrated Security Unit, said Monday. However, early on Saturday morning, police said they had arrested a total of 32 people, meaning that close to 900 were arrested during the weekend alone.

    The Canadian Civil Liberties Association denounced the mass arrests, saying they were illegal and unconstitutional because police did not have reasonable grounds to believe that everyone they detained had committed a crime or was about to do so.

    “To us, it’s abhorrent that we would be arresting more than 900 people to find maybe 50 or 100 … vandals. This makes no sense. It’s a fundamental breach of Canadian law to have done that,” said Nathalie Des Rosiers, the organization’s general counsel.

    Sergeant Gary Phillips said about 100 people continue to be detained inside the temporary detention centre on Eastern Avenue in Toronto’s east end. Almost 850 people had been processed through the facility by early Monday afternoon, he said. By contrast, 58 people had been processed by Saturday afternoon.

    Constable Michelle Murphy, an ISU spokeswoman, said each person’s situation is being considered on a case-by-case basis to decide whether charges will be laid and whether they can be released. “All this takes time,” she said.

    The arrest figure of more than 900 people includes only those who were taken to the detention centre, not those who were temporarily detained by police, Const. Murphy said. Most people were released without being charged.

    Largest mass arrests in Canadian history:

    * 2010 Toronto G20: Roughly 900
    * 1993 Clayoquot Sound logging blockades: 856
    * 1970 October Crisis: 465
    * 2001 Quebec City Summit of the Americas: 463
    * 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids: 286

    A group of about ten people sat outside the temporary detention centre on Monday morning, waiting for people to be released. One woman said she'd been waiting since 1 a.m., and had seen about 20 people released since then, most in groups of two or three. By about 9:30 a.m., about five others had been released, each to a round of cheers.

    Keith MacDonald, who said he’d been detained for about 18 hours, said he had just stopped by to check things out when he was arrested on Queen Street West and Noble Street in Parkdale on Sunday.

    Wearing dark jeans, a dark t-shirt and no shoes, Mr. MacDonald said he was arrested for obstruction of police, but that he was released without charge. He said he suspects he was arrested for wearing a bandana, but said it was on his head, not his face.

    He described the inside of the detention centre as “cages” resembling animal kennels, fitting as many as 20 people into the larger ones.

    A 15-year-old boy, dressed in an oversized orange t-shirt and cargo pants, said he was arrested Saturday night on the Esplanade and held for 33 hours. The teen, who would only identify himself as Liam, said that he was only there to watch the protest.

    “They surrounded us and told us to leave,” he said, “but how was I supposed to read the situation?” He said police never once told them how to leave or when the last warning would be before arresting him. He was initially arrested for obstructing the police, he said, but released without being charged.

    Questions were raised Monday about the way police handled a group of several hundred protesters and innocent bystanders at the intersection of Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue on Sunday evening. The group was boxed in by riot police for at least three hours in the soaking rain. After several were arrested, the rest were finally allowed to leave at about 10 p.m.

    Chief Bill Blair said Monday that the incident happened after police arrested “dozens and dozens” of anarchists with Molotov cocktails and other weapons who were heading to a demonstration on Sunday. However, he said some trouble-makers melted into the rolling protest.

    “Unfortunately, their criminal activity was made a lot easier by the complicity of the crowd,” he told CP24. “And so we had to contain and control the crowd in an effort to control those criminals.”

    He said the protesters “had roamed and ranged back and forth across the city in an effort to spread out our resources” to create opportunities for trouble makers to “attack the vulnerabilities of the city.”

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    Chief Blair said police asked people in the area to leave the area three times. Among those boxed in and detained were several journalists. Others have disputed claims that they were given the opportunity to leave.

    Mayor David Miller defended the police response Monday, saying officers acted with professionalism. He said police had an “almost impossible” job of allowing peaceful protesters to assemble while sorting out trouble-makers who used rallies as a cover to commit crimes.

    “In the very big picture, our police did a commendable job,” he told reporters.

    Mr. Miller said the city will ask the federal government to compensate businesses that suffered damages or had to close in addition to employees who lost wages because of the summit.

    “It’s only fair and reasonable,” he said.

    Following the summit’s close on Sunday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper deplored the violence by “certain thuggish criminal element.”

    Meanwhile, after a weekend of G20-related disruptions, downtown Toronto began to look like its usual self again Monday morning.

    Crews began to remove the security fence surrounding the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the site of G20 meetings. However, police continued to maintain a visible presence at downtown street corners.

    All TTC transit service was running as usual, a spokesperson said, and Union Station, which closed temporarily Sunday night due to flooding, has since re-opened. GO transit has also resumed normal service. An officer with Toronto Police traffic services said were no major traffic delays or road closures Monday morning.

    However, a few traffic disruptions remained early Monday around the security fence area, likely due to fence removal, Const. Murphy said. Police allowed motorists to drive through the area.

    Police said the 77 CCTV cameras set up for the G20 will be taken down – it’s just not clear when.

    Police still have information about upcoming protests, said Integrated Security Unit spokesman Constable Rodney Petroski.

    “When they’re confident the security risk is over, the cameras will come down.”

    Along King Street in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, there were few signs of the tumultuous weekend. Police remained on some corners and some windows were still boarded up.

    By Sunday night, a few stores on Queen Street – which was hit by heavy rioting on Saturday – were still covered in plywood.

    With reports from Rick Cash and Anna Mehler Paperny
     
  11. ungovernable

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    According to Radio-Canada, the cost of the Summit of Americas was 160 millions

    And G8/G20 cost is 1,2 billion

    thats 8 times more expensive !!!
     
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  13. ungovernable

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    Yup, everyone should read this article, this is disgusting. Fuck canada, this country is getting worse than ever. Today's canada looks like Bush's america, maybe even worse.
     
  14. rude-boy

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    wow...i heard the cells wetre like large dog cennels. but now i see they were liek third world prisons. thats is horrible. i am half happy i got a new job and decided to not go to the protest because i am sure i would have been busted with all the other quebec groupes and forced to go through that. the lack of medical treatment really stood out to me. thats disgusting. no water no food no heat no medical tratment. i am appauled...hmm maybe the peoples can come together make soem sort of class actiong suit agauinbst the goverment? or something along those lines?
     
  15. ungovernable

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    [video]http://vimeo.com/12925239[/video]
    Nude search on women and threats of collective rape !!!
     
  16. rude-boy

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    wow the total police harrasment of our rights and fredoms keep adding up and just getting better and better and hopfully things like these will start to open peoples eyes
     
  17. ungovernable

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    This article prove there was Agent Provocateurs at the G20 of this year:
    http://forums.resistance.tk/showthread.php?p=79048


    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbLU9tdDwxo[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-98NLreDVw&feature=related[/video]
     
  18. rude-boy

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    keep the videos comin ungov
     
  19. Vegetarian Barbarian

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    Ungovernable wasnt arrested because he was hiding probably ;)
     
  20. QueerPunk

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    FUCK! Is there a youtube version of this clip??? This needs to go viral!
     
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