Rex has it right. Some of my libertarian friends seem to say that the "peaceful protesters shouldn't be blamed for the hooligans. The peaceful protesters hid the thugs and cheered them on. They are equally responsible. If they were truly peaceful , they would have pointed out these thugs and allowed their march to go on. We have no idea what these marchers were protesting. I was listening to anne legace dowsonon on CJAD, a commie republican who has run for the ndp, defend these thugs as children. Well then let's charge their parents and them for the damage done. She had their representatives on the air and denounced the G20 for advocating cuts to public spending. She denounced capitalism. What a hypocrite. This is the kind of loon we have working for us at the cbc. Now she spews her leftist nonsense on a supposedly capitalist radio station.
The hooligans should be charged and made to pay restitution. The unions, like cupe, who hid the thugs also be sued and made to pay restitution. This is what your union dues pay for people. Are you proud?
No decent, civilized city — and Toronto is both — should be held hostage by the actions of a set of ferociously insolent thugs and vandals.
Which is what happened here yesterday afternoon, and in fits and starts last night and early morning.
A band of black-masked, malicious, and potentially dangerous ne’er-do-wells did their radical best to get a racket going: torched a couple of police cars, did their petty “let’s smash the windows” trick, insulted the police, intimidated spectators, and tried to order the press around.
The world has seen this knob of losers and self-nominated “anarchists” before; they gave themselves the comic-book brand “Black Bloc” long ago, and they have been the noisome tail to the dog of every high order world meeting for well over a decade.
Update, Here is the video.
rex on the Hooligans from roy eappen on Vimeo.