People Boxed in at Queen and Spadina

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    The last day of the G20, protesters ended up at Queen and Spadina. Soon after stopping the crowd police boxed them in and began grabbing them out 1 by 1 to arrest people. They were standing there peacefully, many people weren't even protesting they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I'm not sure what the police's plan was. Shortly after this pic was taken it started to pour rain. Many of these people were forced to wait for hours in the rain in restraints.

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    1. jaaanet ♫ 57 months ago | reply

      this is amazing.
      and yes i agree that the police's actions were absolutely ridiculous.

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    4. Greg Burchell 57 months ago | reply

      Heaven forbid they had their plans delayed for a few hours and then had to wait IN THE RAIN. THE HUMANITY.

    5. Mulling it Over 57 months ago | reply

      So how did Toronto manage to spend a billion dollars on the event? Do you guys have the best-paid police in the history of policing? Did you buy a bunch of war elephants? I don't understand, 1 billion dollars. That's over 30x what London paid in security costs to host their G20 event.

    6. undomestic 57 months ago | reply

      "in the pouring rain for three hours with no clue about our destiny is the closest to torture I've ever been."

      tourture? areyoufuckingserious? grow up.

    7. jeanclaire 57 months ago | reply

      @undomestic, put aside that "closest to torture" has a specific meaning which is fairly different from "torture" alone, I assume you were there if you show such a confidence in knowing exactly how it felt. Were you? If not so, I would be tempted to wish you to find yourself in such a situation but I'm too polite to do so. Regards :)

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    9. EvenCool 57 months ago | reply

      AMAZING shot!
      I was at Queen's Park on Sat. evening. Police chased thousands of people out for no reason, and without warning.

    10. Le Sommelier 57 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Now check out this video to show how they went in and arrested those protesters. This video was taken at the same moment as this photo.

    11. artland 57 months ago | reply

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      You are invited to post it to:


    12. joso111 57 months ago | reply

      You don't have my sympathy that they were just in the wrong place, you stand to close to the fire you get burned!
      Cops and protesters live for this stuff. Best protest ever against the Vietnam war, the monk who pour gasoline on himself. best lesson learned from that, no one would get near them to arrest them.... It was said he never screamed....

    13. EvenCool 57 months ago | reply

      joso111 What he meant is that some people were not even protesters. They were walking on the street to get somewhere. One woman was going out to get some ice cream. An other one had to go to work. Some journalist was there, got arrested too. They were not even protesters, they just happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

    14. joso111 57 months ago | reply

      @evencool, nice try, but I am not buying it, with all the cameras that were there, snapping hundreds of photos, show me those that you are talking about..

    15. seasidemike [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

      The true north strong and free....
      Ohhhh Canada...
      Stand on gaurd for thee

    16. Francisco Aragão 57 months ago | reply

      Wow, excellent image !!!!!

    17. Alexmoscow 57 months ago | reply

      I was there.. Amazing day

    18. Alexander Steinhof 45 months ago | reply

      Wonderful composition, very nice!!

      Greetings Alex
      My website:

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