Police claim corner of CBC building
- June 21, 2010 8:22 AM |
- By G20 Street Team
By Prasanna Rajagopalan, CBC News
Sometime over the last three days, the Toronto police force set up shop in a space at the northwest corner of the CBC building, just to the right of the phalanx of port-a-potties pictured above.
It's just another reminder of the ramped-up security presence ahead of the G20 summit, which gets underway Saturday.
When I peered into the formerly vacant space on Monday morning, I found a bunch of uniformed officers milling about in front of a sign that read "
I approached a woman standing outside the building wearing a Toronto Police Service T-shirt (I can't confirm she is an officer) and asked her what was going on in the formerly vacant space.
She brusquely retorted: "None of your business," before adding, "That came off rude."
She explained it was a Toronto police facility, and that officers have been instructed not to discuss it.
Related: Overdressed for security
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