G20 protesters test police resolve
- June 26, 2010 2:46 PM |
- By G20 Street Team
Riot police attempt to block protesters in downtown Toronto. (Nathan Denette/CBC)
At least 10,000 anti-G20 protesters are braving wet, humid weather to march in the heart of downtown Toronto on Saturday amid a massive police presence, before the official start of the meeting of world leaders.
The protesters danced, clapped and chanted while carrying signs, flags and umbrellas as the march began at the provincial legislature. They moved from Queen's Park down one of the city's main thoroughfares, University Avenue, with little incident, although at least one man had been detained after jumping over a barrier.
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