G20 Summit soundtrack: police vs. protesters

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By Amber Hildebrandt, CBC News

amber-hilderbrandt-52.jpgEach protest this week has featured its own soundtrack of sorts.

The sounds of an aboriginal drumming circle thrummed through the crowds at Queen's Park on Thursday as they prepared for their lengthy march. Strains of a jazzy voice over a speaker system thickened the air at the makeshift tent city set up at Allan Gardens Friday evening.

Listening to it, I wondered what should be the soundtrack of the summit? I decided to ask both the police and the protesters. Here are their picks:

Protester's picks

Break on Through, The Doors

Animal Collective, Fireworks

Police State, Dead Prez

Capitalism Kills, Declining Amphibian Phenomenon

Paper Planes, M.I.A.

Work It, Missy Elliott

Rebel Girl, Bikini Kill

Zaman el Salaam, Yair Dalal (a song half in Hebrew, half Arabic)


Police picks:

Fuck tha police, N.W.A.

Rage Against the Machine, all

Why Can't We Be Friends, War

Redemption Song, Bob Marley

Let Your Backbone Slide, Maestro Fresh-Wes

YMCA, Village People

One, U2


What do you think should be on the soundtrack?

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