Check out some of these pictures from the G20 Summit riots in Toronto last week. Canadian authorities planning for the event spent an estimated $1 billion, mostly for security. Protesters from all over gathered in Toronto, looking to have their voices heard on a broad range of issues, from indigenous rights to anti-capitalist ideals, to human and animal rights, and much more. Many peaceful marches took place throughout the weekend, but on Saturday, a small group of “black bloc” anarchists became violent, smashing storefronts and burning several police vehicles.
There’s definitely going to be those who take complete advantage of the situation and go all out, which simply makes things much worst than it should be. But I definitely think this is by far one of the most violent conditions Toronto has ever been in.