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  • member of the 20%
    July 20, 2010 - 13:03

    Geez, Bay and Bloor looked more like Sherbrooke and St. Catherine's after a Habs game!

  • Jacob
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    Great article. Well said. The summits were a chance to gain global media attention for protesters, violent and non-violent alike. And what was their message? I'm not exactly sure; end poverty, war, and capitalism, I suppose. Either way, the effect of any relevant protests is marred by the violence, as suggested in the article.

    The point about security costs is worth noting. If there was no threat of violence the cost of the summit would be greatly reduced. So, nice job by the violent protesters to make it even more costly in the end!