Thousands of protesters take to the streets of Toronto for the G20 summit currently being held in downtown Toronto, Canada. 27/06/2010
After a week of small protests, an estimated 10,000 took to the streets of Toronto to protest the G20 summit currently being hosted downtown at the Metro Convention Centre. Though most of the protesters were peaceful, anarchist interlopers who go by the name Black Bloc wreaked havoc in the streets. They burned and trashed police cars, a CBC news van, several TTC streetcars and smashed windows at banks and commercial retail stores. The violence has shocked Torontonians and drawn attention away from the thousands of other demonstrators who wanted their voices heard on various issues. Some protesters even took time to upright overturned mailboxes left in the street by the vandals. The police presence was aggressive and intimidating, eventually dispersing the peaceful protest while the vandals still made their way up Yonge St attacking stores. In 14 years of photographing this city, I have never seen anything like this.