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Live Post: Protests/Riots @ Toronto G20 Summit.



'Black Bloc' anarchists take over Toronto streets

Anarchists dubbed the "black bloc" are being widely blamed for the violence and destruction of the anti-G20 march that culminated with the burning of two police cruisers.

The black-clad group splintered off from the main crowd of peaceful protesters mid-route and headed towards the security fence, prompting riot police to form a wall near Wellington and Bay streets.

As police regained control over the crowd early Saturday evening, many in the group ditched their black clothes and faded into the crowd.

The term "black bloc" doesn't refer to a specific group, but rather to a tactic used in protests and marches, in which protesters don black clothing and masks to appear as one large, rebellious mass.

Continued

I'll update it as news pours in.

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Some photos of the black bloc rioters:






The window of a Scotiabank smashed by anarchist demonstrators is seen during the G20 summit in downtown Toronto, June 26, 2010.

REUTERS | Mark Blinch





A police car set on fire by anarchist demonstrators burns in the midst of protests against the G20 summit on the streets of downtown Toronto June 26, 2010.  

REUTERS/Saul Porto










Some photos of the peaceful protests that occurred before the unrelated rioting:






A protester holds his shirt up in front of a police line during a demonstration of the G20 summit in downtown Toronto June 26, 2010.

REUTERS | Mike Segar





Protesters dance in front of a police line at a demonstration during the G20 summit, in downtown Toronto June 26, 2010. 
REUTERS | Mike Segar



A protester stands in front of a group of riot police blocking protesters from Simco St. during protests over the G20 Summit in downtown Toronto, June 26, 2010.   

REUTERS | Chris Roussakis







A demonstrator holds up a flower in front of a line of riot police during protests on the streets of downtown Toronto, during the G20 summit June 26, 2010.  

REUTERS | Mark Blinch



A demonstrator stands on a statue during a protest ahead of the G20 Summit in downtown Toronto June 26, 2010. 

REUTERS | Christinne Muschi









Abortion rights activists march with a giant clothes hanger during a protest of the G20 Summit in downtown Toronto June 26, 2010.

REUTERS | Mike Segar




Some photos of Toronto sporting a boner for a Polite Police State even before the G20 began:
















Police officers hold their ground following a brief skirmish with demonstrators protesting the G8/G20 summits June 25, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario. The protest was one of several planned in the city to coincide with the gathering of world leaders for the G20 and G8 summits being held in Toronto and nearby Muskoka June 25-27. 

Scott Olson | Getty Images



A police officer holds back  demonstrators protesting the G8/G20 summits June 25, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The protest was one of several planned in the city to coincide with the gathering of world leaders for the G20 and G8 summits being held in Toronto and nearby Muskoka June 25-27. 

Scott Olson | Getty Images



A riot policeman patrols during protests ahead of the G20 summt in Toronto June 26, 2010.

REUTERS | Mark Blinch



A riot policeman carries a riot control weapon as police prepare for protesters during a demonstration of the G20 summit in Toronto June 26, 2010.

REUTERS | Christinne Muschi



Riot police on horseback move through the streets of downtown Toronto in the midst of protests against the G20 summit in Toronto, June 26, 2010.

REUTERS | Mark Blinch
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