In Pictures: Chaos erupts during G20 summit in Toronto
Canada's largest city played host to the G20 Summit this weekend, andwith such summits came the usual mix of peaceful protesters, curiousonlookers and violent so-called anarchists.
Canada's largest city played host to the G20 Summit this weekend, and with such summits came the usual mix of peaceful protesters, curious onlookers and violent so-called anarchists. A massive mobilization of police tried its best to secure Toronto's downtown core, but that didn't prevent pockets of chaos from flaring up over the weekend.
A group dubbing themselves the Black Bloc were behind much of the vandalism that was spread across Toronto's downtown core. Merging into the large crowds that descended on the city's core, Black Bloc members played a cat-and-mouse game with police and security officials.
Part of the Black Bloc strategy was changing in and out of black outfits between skirmishes with police and bouts of spray painting and smashing windows. Police made several arrests early Sunday after black garb and street-style weapons, such as bricks, were found squirreled away in bushes.
Several police cruisers were torched during the fallout from the anti-G20 protests, including this vehicle on Queen Street West, near Spadina Avenue.
Police moved swiftly to break up a planned protest near a detention area set up to the east of the downtown core for suspects arrested during the summit protests.
Organized lines of heavily-armed police worked together to march crowds of protesters and onlookers away from the summit security zone.