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G20 field reports: Amber Hildebrandt

anti-capitalism-brochure.jpg  An anti-capitalism brochure lies mashed into the sidewalk near Queen's Park. (Amber Hildebrandt/CBC)

By Amber Hildebrandt, CBC News

amber-hilderbrandt-52.jpgA fake daisy in the grass, an anti-capitalism brochure mashed into the sidewalk and the packaging from a poncho are among the few signs at Queen's Park of the thousands who massed here yesterday before taking to the streets.
 
By now, the trodden water bottles and most of the other garbage that littered the road around the legislature and University Avenue last night are all cleaned up. The city in this area seems back to normal - save for the sirens screaming in the distance and the continuing sight of packs of cops.
 
The garbage cleanup here was likely easy in comparison with the one facing the Queen Street strip and the financial district, where buildings were heavily vandalized yesterday. 
 
Then there's the security perimeter cleanup once the world leaders leave. It took days to set it up but will reportedly take only a day or so to tear down.  
 
But the costs of it all? It may be a bit before we find that out.  

fake-daisy.jpgThe day after thousands of protesters gathered in Queen's Park, a fake daisy sits in the grass. (Amber Hildebrandt/CBC)

poncho-ground.jpgPackaging from a poncho was among the litter left behind by Saturday's crowds. (Amber Hildebrandt/CBC)

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