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G20 viewpoint: What police state? It is all a matter of perspective

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Activists march down University Avenue in downtown Toronto to demand a public inquiry into the security practices and preparation for the G8 and G20 summits. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

By Natasha Fatah, CBC News

I live in downtown Toronto and from my small balcony  I have a clear view of Yonge St., the commercial artery that was turned into Protest Central during the G20 weekend.

From my building on Saturday I was able to witness the destruction that unfolded as an out-of-control mob started smashing the windows of the neighbourhood Starbucks and Tim Hortons as a protest against the G20 Summit in Toronto.

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