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Toronto Police Attack Peaceful Protesters and Journalists at G20 Protests

by Video By Brandon Jourdan

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June 26, 2010, Toronto, Ontario-After a large march and rally against the meeting of the G20, police attacked a crowd of peaceful protesters in Queens Park.  The following clip shows police attacking and arresting protesters.   At 1:02, video journalist Brandon Jourdan is thrown to the ground and beaten by police while shooting video. 

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as police cars burn, on goes

as police cars burn, on goes the camera with people acting peaceful. go home and play with you computers and you won't get beat by corrupt cops.

Retards

 Maybe if you just stayed the fuck home, and not be trying to get a good shot of the police in riot gear, you wont get your shit fucked. 

 Hey Vancouver Anonymous, are

 Hey Vancouver Anonymous, are you suggesting that the solution to state sanctioned police violence is to just stay in our houses, and that by going out of our houses we're bringing it on ourselves?

 

What hes trying to say...

If you stop and listen to what the police are doing to protect themselves from a bunch of angry people, then there would have been far less voilence. How the hell does someone expect NOT to get injured by moving in closer? With so many angry people, the police have the full right to fear for their lives.

Just had to move back and it would have been better.

Fuck the cops

Fuck the pigs, fuck the G8.

just ask any of our returning

just ask any of our returning troops returning from Afgahnistan the term for this is “snatch and grab” was also seen in Pittsburg.The purpose is fear and confusion with a little hopelessness and prvocation thrown in for FUN! You can see how well this tactic works by the crowds reaction.It s too bad that we only have corporate lawyers left in Canada so don t expect any legal suppot like in the 60s and 70s cause they ve all been bought and paid for. As for the NAZI Sturmtroopers, they are going to be loading us into trains next. In one of the other vids you could hear a protester shouting “Serve and Protect” I really didn t expect that kind of nievite from anyone who is awake.During the Aboriginal march on thursday I noticed how many, make that ‘most’ of our fine Sturmtroopers looked like lions in the collosium lickin their chops.They must have got a double up batch of Sturmtrooper steriods from the Gov´t in the weeks prior.STOP BEING SHOCKED BY THESE TYPE OF TACTICS CAUSE ITS GONNA GET WORSE!!! So learn and develop new counter strategies so we can be prepared. LOVE&PEACE

stop protesting!  just submit

stop protesting!  just submit to your masters and go back to work. obey them, pray to them and for the love of jesus don't think! thinking is for poor people.

NO ONE WAS BEATEN ...they

NO ONE WAS BEATEN ...they were being pulled from the crowd, yes. BUT NO ONE WAS BEATEN

 

Leave the police alone and let them do their jobs!!  Those protestors HAD NO RIGHT to cause such tension in the first place !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

F@#k the Police and the G20

F@#k the Police and the G20 No G20 on Stolen Native Land

Well then give me your house

Well then give me your house and car keys and I'll drop them off down at Curve Lake dumbass... oh I didn't think so

fucking protesters.

as someone who lives downtown. you all fucking ruined my city....you couldn't keep it peaceful. because of you we have a ruined city from your tempertantrum. its like your all fucking young kids in school. you all should be arrested and loose your privelleges to protest you stupid fucks,hurting innocent people when you were throwing shit into store windows...grow up. physical violence never solves anything. peaceful protesters my ass.what kind of peaceful people throw bottles of exrement at walls,and hide in all black with your faces covered.you frusted the hell out of me...i will never look at protesters the same. im all for people believing strongly in something....but go ruin your own fucking city you dirtbags.

 

 

Ya seriously!! I only watched

Ya seriously!! I only watched the mainstream media video clips on my $$$ wide screen television and saw what the news anchor called "anarchists" in black costumes smashing store windows, and lighting cars on fire. I mean mainstream media is ALWAYS 100% correct, right? So since they ONLY showed that negative and violent parts of the protest I assume that's what ALL protesters did; destroy things.

Fucking dumb fuck protesters ruining our city. Well I better go to bed because I have to work in the morning. Submit and pray to my master. Obey them. Following the herd, and of course not think.

Ya seriously!! I only watched

Ya seriously!! I only watched the mainstream media video clips on my $$$ wide screen television and saw what the news anchor called "anarchists" in black costumes smashing store windows, and lighting cars on fire. I mean mainstream media is ALWAYS 100% correct, right? So since they ONLY showed that negative and violent parts of the protest I assume that's what ALL protesters did; destroy things.

Fucking dumb fuck protesters ruining our city. Well I better go to bed because I have to work in the morning. Submit and pray to my master. Obey them. Following the herd, and of course not think.

misleading

They weren't peaceful - swearing and calling cops names is not protest.

yes if holding a camera is

yes if holding a camera is illegal !

What's the issue?

The video clearly shows the police going after specific people, not the crowd in general. The police wouldn't risk themselves nor others unless they had a good reason to seek out and detain a specific person within the crowd.
Great job to the officers and the peaceful demonstrators who stayed out of the way.

Why don't you show what the

Why don't you show what the protestors were doing before they were arrested so we can judge the arrest honestly????

I heard those people that

I heard those people that were Targetted were the ones using "black Bloc" Tatics, Earlier, and who Had Changed their Clothes., Just In Case You think they were attatick Innocents

best part is the audio

You can hear the Toronto folks being completely baffled by this behavior from the pigs.

"What did he even do?" says one protester.

Nothing. You don't have to DO anything except exercise your democratic rights in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Get used to it kids, don't waste your breath asking the pigs why.

Why never enters a pig's head. That's a big part of WHY they're pigs.

To me, standing in front of

To me, standing in front of an already agitated line of police officers yelling obscenities and insults is NOT peaceful protest, it's childish. Anger begets anger. I don't have a problem with protest, but its really to bad that a small minority of "protesters" have to create trouble for the greater majority, ruining the true over-all point. If you want to start a revolution, that's fine, but try doing it without causing extra trouble for the innocent.

Ich stelle fest, daß weltweit

Ich stelle fest, daß weltweit eine ernst zu nehmende Gewaltsteigerung der Ordnungshüter gegenüber der Normalbevölkerung angewandt wird.

Für die gezeigte Raserei gibt es keine andere Erklärung, als daß mit aller Härte etwas zu verteidigen versucht wird, was dem Untergang geweiht ist.

An die Herren Polizei:

schauen Sie mal in ein Geschichtsbuch und blättern sie ausnahmsweise vor die Zeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts, dort werden sie soviele Antworten finden, daß es mich jetzt wundert warum sie noch friedlich mit ruhigem Gewissen schlafen können.

Viele lernen zuwenig

Huh

Wish I was there - I would have brought police brutality to a higher level.

thanks

thanks

 I wonder if they got

 I wonder if they got shit-kicked before or after they were taunting the police, or before or after they whipped off their black masks....

yelling obsenities at police?

yelling obsenities at police? anger begets anger? have you heard of the charter of rights...the freedom of speech. A citizen has to right to vocalize there opinion, unless they are breaking the law they should not be touched by the police. It was a sad weekend for canadian rights and freedoms, one step closer to the police state way of our american neighbours

yelling obsenities at police?

yelling obsenities at police? anger begets anger?  have you heard of the charter of rights...the freedom of speech.  A citizen has to right to vocalize there opinion, unless they are breaking the law they should not be touched by the police.  It was a sad weekend for canadian rights and freedoms, one step closer to the police state way of our american neighbours

freedom of speech is not the

freedom of speech is not the right to stand out out in the streets and yell about your opinions, freedom of speech is the freedom to form policitally atcive groups and lobby our elected leaders in order to affect change. For me, the sadness in watching this orewellian scene take place in my backyard was not just from the action of the police, which was deplorable, but also because the self proclaimed activists who seem to think that being publicly outraged is the bast way to actually stop the G20 from shutting our city down for a week. What if no one had shown up to protest, wouldn't the police have looked as stupid as they are with their shiny new sheilds and truncheons that cost the taxpayers around a billeon dollars?

Thank you Toronto Police for

Thank you Toronto Police for your commendable efforts!  What were these protestors protesting again?  That we need increased anarchy?  More vulgar language?  That we should physically and verbally assault our officers?  Stupidity?  I never heard anyone there supporting any distinct causes.  It sounds like they were looking for a fun time to attack police and get away with it.  Grow up and get a job you mindless leeches.

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