Saturday June 19
- June 19, 2010 8:30 PM |
- By G20 Street Team
Toronto police officers ride in a motorcade meant to escort dignitaries. (Adrien Veczan/Canadian Press)
By Dale Boyer, G20 citizen blogger
Have you ever had that conversation about, "If the world went crazy, where would you go?"
Seems like a lot of people in the city are partaking in that conversation this week.
I always imagined trying to make my way to one of my families' homes in the outskirts of the city -- as if the riots and pillaging wouldn't happen up there. Truth is, there's like one cop for the whole township of King, so who would really come to save my butt if it was being robbed?
If I use that logic then I should stay close to the fence. Although being close to that fence might get my ear sound-cannoned.
So really, I guess the question is, do I want to risk being robbed in the quiet of the suburbs or robbed of my hearing in the city?
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CBC News Your Voice has assembled a team of citizen bloggers and CBC staff to bring you a street level view of Toronto during the global conference. From residents who live inside the security perimeter to business owners and students eager to share their perspectives, the G20: Street Level team will provide you with a 360-degree view of the summit's impact.
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