Posted by Richard Budman on Monday, June 21, 2010 · 2 Comments
Not sure yet what the G20 Summit will bring to Toronto this week. But I hope to walk around the city each day and see what photo opportunities present themselves and write up a daily blog on the impact this huge event is having on the city and it’s peoples.
One obvious photo op every one is chasing is the inevitable showdown between police and protesters. When I decided to check out the first “official” G20 demonstration in Allan Gardens (or “community mobilization” as the protesters like to call it) I didn’t expect a small gathering of demonstrators, police, and media on a beautiful day in the park would spill out onto the streets in the first dramatic displays of the effects of the G20 Summit on the city.
The march and demonstration was relatively peaceful today. The protesters probably numbered at best 200. Number of police, at times, seemed to almost match that. But I did wonder if this demonstration today marching through the downtown core was ten or twenty times larger – I sensed their would have been some destruction and trouble.