Trapped at work at Queen and Spadina

Police and protesters at Queen and Spadina, downtown Toronto on Sunday. (Eva Nikitova)

By Eva Nikitova, citizen contributor

Eva Nikitova owns a store at Queen and Spadina and sent us an update.

The scene at Queen and Spadina is pretty ridiculous right now. There are two rows of riot police trapping about 150 or so people. Some of them are kicking a soccer ball around and police are just looking on. Some are pointed at and told they can leave after being searched. Some are getting arrested. From a crowd of about (I think) 400 there's only about 150 left and the crazy formations and standoff positions are still put on but I'm not sure why. There are more police than protesters.

For the 2½ hours since this started, I did not witness any violence or provocation from the protesters. I'd like to go home and have dinner and relax but instead I'm trapped at work watching police in riot gear "guard" a hundred people.

I can't believe my tax dollars are funding this.

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