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The People First March and the Toronto riot in 503 Tweets

Fourteen hours after the People First March started, police are still making arrests. The following are the tweets gathered by rabble.ca from our journalists, other journalists there, along with activists and other observers. 

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Note: the Tweets run backwards from 2:12 am EST.

"10-4, they are going to be arrested" heard over video, as riot cops renege on agreement to let jail solidarity protesters go. #g20 12 minutes ago via web
riot police are refusing to let jail solidarity activists leave - after giving them permission to go. Watch live: http://bit.ly/aNKBt0 13 minutes ago via web

Watch now: @TOmediacoop is broadcasting, from iPhone, live on Ustream - from jail solidarity http://ustre.am/jCUT #G20 28 minutes ago via web

g20mobilize
over 100 riot cops,on horses are boxing all exits/entrances to jail solidarity action, they can't keep us OUT!still going strong #g20report 33 minutes ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

Thanks tweeps. A producer from TVO got in touch, will make the connection. 32 minutes ago via web

@sandragionas following you... can you follow me now? I can pass on a phone # for Jesse's partner, Carmelle, via DM 37 minutes ago via web in reply to sandragionas

Anyone know how to reach Steve Paikin @spaikin ? The reporter he saw assaulted is in jail, needs to reach him ASAP 44 minutes ago via Seesmic

AntoniaZ
Tempted to do a run to Pape & Eastern detention centre to see what's up with protesters there. But not in the mood to get arrested. #G20 about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

katecallen
And there goes first bus of arrested protesters from esplanade http://yfrog.com/2gh2xj about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

nowtoronto
pape and eastern in front of detention centre 50 protesters chant `let our people go #G20 about 2 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

krystalline_k
Tourists seem to be wandering around like zombies, confused, frightened and getting shouted at by police about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

krystalline_k
TTC subway service still down both lined South of Bloor and between St. George and Yonge street about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

These photos are haunting, unbelievable. #g20 http://tinyurl.com/2dd88hf v/ @MissStaceyMayabout 2 hours ago via Seesmic

Jesse Ronsenfeld, apparently assaulted tonight by police, spoke in Toronto earlier this week #G20 video http://bit.ly/9KVgB5 about 2 hours ago via web

@spaikin Thank you for tweeting this! Jesse Rosenfeld is likely the Guardian reporter you saw assaulted, please DM us for his contact info about 2 hours ago via Seesmic

Kim1811
Jesse Ronsenfeld, speaking in Toronto earlier this week #G20 http://bit.ly/9KVgB5 about 2 hours ago via Seesmic Retweeted by rabbleca

RT @aylwinlo: Possibly the most heinous, goodwill-destroying event of the day: police attacking the permitted "free speech zone" at QP. #g20 about 2 hours ago via Seesmic

shaminis
We just drove by there was no one there RT @rabbleca: RT @jenniferhollett: All night dance party at the detention center, starting at 12am. about 2 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca

RT @torontoist: Apparently assaulted by cops: Jesse Rosenfeld, on assignment for the Guardian. http://bit.ly/bxR9ke #G20 about 2 hours ago via Seesmic

jenniferhollett
All night dance party at the detention center, starting at 12am. From http://g20.torontomobilize.org/schedule#cbcg20 about 2 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

krystalline_k
Protesters begging to get out; Corp media begging to be let in. about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Crowd at Queen and Ryerson really angry with cops on horseback about 2 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

krystalline_k
Only cars on the street seem to be cops and cabs about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca

torontoist
We've learned the name of the reporter at the Novotel Hotel who @spaikin says was "assaulted" http://bit.ly/cZhETf #G20 about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 11 others

AntoniaZ
Canadians have right to peaceful assembly and protest. So why are police rounding up citizens en masse tonight?#G20 about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

g20mobilize
News crews, media crews, attempting to get down to the Novotel Hotel- police are blocking them from recording any activity or getting in. about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 14 others

andrewbrett
Just drove by extremely fortified Eastern detention centre where peaceful protesters will be held. #g20 about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

lindsaymstewart
midnight saturday night in the biggest city in canada, get off the street or be busted. how adorably draconian. about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

kady
Okay, things seem to be back to -- well, not exactly normal, but not supertense oh my heavens are we all going to be stampeded? #cbcg20 about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Retweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

AlterNet
15,000 Progressive Activists in Detroit: Why No Media or Respect? http://is.gd/d5NpEabout 2 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

AlterNet
Toronto in lockdown as #G20 protesters clash with police: http://is.gd/d5NGw about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

kady 
Protesters passing now. Loud cheers and whistles. Line moving back towards MacDougall Lane. Not a window smasher in sight. #cbcg20 about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Just ducked behind a tree as cops on horseback charged at protesters on Queen and Ryerson. about 2 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

spaikin
and shame on those that ordered peaceful protesters attacked and arrested. that is not consistent with democracy in toronto, G20 or no G20 about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 100+ others

jenniferhollett
Toronto police are tweeting, and retweeting. Have a look @TorontoPolice #cbcg20 about 2 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca

kady
The horses seem to be leading out a fairly large contingent of protesters. They yell "Line!" Every now and then but seems fairly orderly. about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

@spaikin details assault on peaceful protestors at Novotel (where @redman0380 was detailed) and on Guardian journalist by police#g20report about 2 hours ago via web

kady
Okay, it looks like the standoff may be over. At least a few hundred cops just left, to sounds of faint cheers in the distance#cbcg20 about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 No subway, no streetcar and no cabs. Oh G20!!! about 2 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

soybatman
Queen Streetcar is not in service. Please don't stand around waiting for one, you'll basically be standing there till 9AM tomorrow #ttcu about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

katecallen
Just spoke to cop: everyone here will be arrested, approx 150 ppl about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 14 others

kady
And here come more riot horses! #cbcg20 about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

g20mobilize
Bail hearings (if you are not released by police) start tomorrow at 2pm at 2201 Finch Court. about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

NoLore
CTV has shown the same b roll of the burning cop car 7 or 9 times. No images of cops beating/charging/trampling people.#ctvwetdream #g20 about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Retweeted by rabbleca and 13 others

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 This ain't ending tonight. Hundreds of cops in riot gear at Augusta and Queen. Protesters in alleys. about 3 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

SimaSaharZerehi
City TV media is trying to get to Novotel but police lines are blocking them. (via @g20mobilize) #g20report #g20 about 3 hours ago via Twitterrific Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

IndiraBalki
after strong denials from Police #Bill_Blair confirms they launched tear_gas into crowds today #G20 about 3 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

farah_way
RT @redman0380: We're all charged w breach of peace for peacefully protesting-press being kept out-this is what police state looks like #G20 about 2 hours ago via HootSuite Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

Dr. Vandana Shiva: G8/20 created to silence global majority http://bit.ly/axC8An about 2 hours ago via twitterfeed

Paul Martin's G20 wish list http://bit.ly/cBdfFC about 2 hours ago via twitterfeed

katecallen
Outside now. Still small group completely surrounded by police, just sitting across from novotel hotel on esplanade. about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

spaikin
police on one side screamed at the crowd to leave one way. then police on the other side said leave the other way. there was no way out. about 3 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 72 others

a_picazo
the first hand reports of senseless assaults BY police from respected reporter @spaikin is stunning. #g20 #FF about 3 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

Steve Paikin from TVO the Agenda @spaikin is sharing his observations of police brutality from tonight. no cameras recorded assault. #g20 about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Cops everywhere at Queen St. Blocked till Augusta Ave., a protester tells. about 3 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

tamera
Holy shit. Read what @spaikin is tweeting abt his experience tonight. He's a respected journo. He's not tagging #G20 http://bit.ly/dnLMhQ about 3 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 22 others

kady
Just robustly escorted down Queen to what appears to be DMZ, relatively speaking. Augusta appears to be The Line #cbcg20 about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

Ella_Henry
Today I saw riot police charge citizens (most not protesting) and literally run over an old man #g20 about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

RT @spaikin: i saw police brutality tonight. it was unnecessary. they asked me to leave the site or they would arrest me. #g20 about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

kady
No one moving -- which is I guess the definition of a standoff. Protesters continue to chant, cops ominously silent.#cbcg20 about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

andrewbrett
Police officers arrive on ATVs for apparent offroading trip. #g20 http://twitpic.com/20bkbb about 3 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

DailyNuisance
report from jesse rosenfeld that 100 plus protesters being arrested at novotel hotel on esplanade. carting them away on buses. #g20report about 3 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

spaikin
i saw police brutality tonight. it was unnecessary. they asked me to leave the site or they would arrest me. i told them i was dong my job. about 3 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 100+ others

katecallen
One arrestee getting searched in front of me http://yfrog.com/6fjqyj about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Queen closed west of Spadina. Find you own way, cop from Calgary Services says. about 3 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

katecallen
Arrested protesters chatting with each other, and even a cop or two. Two coach buses here...not sure if they're for carting these guysabout 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca

craigkielburger
At Novotel (Church & Esplenade). 100 protesters arrested. CFTO freelance reporter among. about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 12 others

mattfrehner
ISU confirms officers have used plastic bullets on protesters tonight. http://tgam.ca/7sd about 3 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 12 others

DanielKitts
@stribe39 @smarcopoulos Steve Paikin will be blogging, tonight or early tomorrow, about today's events. His blog: http://bit.ly/SP4Gk about 3 hours ago via web in reply to stribe39 Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

mikeminer
look for @spaikin's take on today's events at the#g20 on http://www.tvo.org/theagenda about 3 hours ago via mobile webRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

stephen_taylor
Arrests now stand at 150. About 20 arrested at Novotel hotel #G20 about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

Can we call police to demand they release protestors just picked up at Novotel? @TorontoPolice: call #police 416-808-2222 about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

katecallen
Everybody in zip tie cuffs except one girl who is in metal cuffs and metal ankle restraints about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca

AntoniaZ
RT @RaveenaAulakh: #G20 Cops and flashing lights at Queen and Peter. What now??? about 3 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca

RT @ UnionSt : Stephen Harper. RT @TorontoPolice: Info on ID of those responsible for damage #G20 in #Toronto call #police 416-808-2222 about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

lex_is
More videos from #g20 today here: http://ping.fm/mIuKq#g20report -- lex's phone has better ones but she lost miniSD adapter about 3 hours ago via Ping.fmRetweeted by rabbleca

Txt from Ben Powless: "Just being arrested. Let the world know we didn't do anything, just got trapped bw police lines at Novotel." about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

ttcupdates
For tonight - no subway service on Yonge-University line from Bloor to St. George, no streetcar or bus service in the downtown core #ttcu about 3 hours ago via APIRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

kady
We suspect this may be the changing of the riot guard -- lots of on and off the buses #cbcg20 http://twitpic.com/20bg80 about 3 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

DanielKitts
@smarcopoulos Asked Steve Paikin (@spaikin) why he was escorted away. He texted back "will explain later". Steve is going home to blog. about 3 hours ago via web in reply to smarcopoulosRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

kady
... With motorbikes, not horses. #cbcg20 http://twitpic.com/20bfw6 about 3 hours ago via Twitpic Retweeted by rabbleca

kady
Court Services van at Queen and Spadina http://twitpic.com/20bf16 about 3 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca

@AntoniaZ No - he sent a text to his assistant. He was escorted away (but why he isn't tweeting is another question)about 3 hours ago via Seesmic in reply to AntoniaZ

katecallen
Staring one arrestee inthe face who is kneeling against wall. Guy I know from AFP being vigorously told not to photograph him about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

lindathu_nguyen
Five more court services trucks have arrived. #g20 about 3 hours ago via OpenBeakRetweeted by rabbleca

lindathu_nguyen
A 2nd Greyhound bus just arrived to take away those arrested. About 20 ppl picked up outside Novotel Hotel. This might be last of em 2nite about 3 hours ago via OpenBeakRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

andrewbrett
Paddywagon bus sent in to protest pen #g20 http://twitpic.com/20bbrt about 3 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

stephen_taylor
Riot cops at night: http://twitpic.com/20ba6d/full G20 about 3 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

stephen_taylor
Steve Paikin has NOT been arrested. Simply escorted from scene. about 3 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

CP24
Following arrests on the Esplanade right now - a camera has shot it and should have video shortly. about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 11 others

RosieBarton
Where I am in the "safe zone" #cbcg20 http://mypict.me/8sQUB about 3 hours ago via UberTwitter Retweeted by rabbleca

SimaSaharZerehi
RT @DanielKitts Just got a text from @spaikin. He has _NOT_ been arrested. #g20 (via @laura_payton)#g20 reportabout 3 hours ago via Twitterrific Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

RT @redman0380: FB: Ben we are all being arrested en masse over 150 people for no reason #g20 front of novotel toronto goodbye for now.:. about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

Retweeting @marygkosta: @spaikin has been escorted away by police.about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

RT @redman0380: We are being arrested 1-by-1, 200 ppl in front of novotel for no reason, trapped by riot cops #G20 about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

Retweeting @spaikin: mny arress now. inexplicable ppl say "we wan o go home cops overwhelming crowd about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Hundreds of cops on both sides of fence. It IS Fort Knox. about 3 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca

kady
Squadron by King subway station #cbcg20 http://twitpic.com/20b7pw about 3 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca

katecallen
25 or more people arrested on esplanade about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

nealjennings
hopefully @YouTube video quality will improve, horseback police trampling protestor at Queen's Park http://bit.ly/dxrZy3 #G20 about 3 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

krystalline_k
Cops telling demonstrators to put hands over their head to get arrested peacefully at Novatell about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

lindathu_nguyen
Police barricade with the CN Tower in the background. http://twitpic.com/20b6v6 about 3 hours ago via Twitpic Retweeted by rabbleca

shaminis
Hundreads surrounded at the peaceful sit-in being arrested. We are blocked out by police. #g20 about 3 hours ago via UberTwitter Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

francois_v
Crowd at Novotel where workers are on strike and French delegation stays #g20 reportabout 3 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

SimaSaharZerehi
People protesting peacefully outside novotel are being dragged away by police #g20 #policestate http://twitpic.com/20b5bf (via @shaminis)about 3 hours ago via Twitterrific Retweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

krystalline_k
Cops set to mass arrest at Novatelabout 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other 

uriohau
RT @g20mobilize: Mass arrests near Novotel Hotel- Cops swarming peaceful protesters-200 riot cops on each side & people not allowed to... about 3 hours ago via HootSuite Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others 

How do we know who are agents provocateurs and who are black block? RT @AntoniaZ: Behind the Black Bloc mob http://bit.ly/9B9kOO about 3 hours ago via Seesmic

Cops are arresting people @krystalline_k about 4 hours ago via Seesmic

krystalline_k
Cops are arresting people about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

jonasnaimark
Riot Police are escalating on Queen St. and Spadina. Pushing peaceful people down the street, fights breaking out right now. about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

lindathu_nguyen
We just alerted police of someone dropping off a bag on the street beside us and walking away. No one is checking it yet #g20 about 4 hours ago via OpenBeakRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

smarcopoulos
Toronto Police arresting people on mass near Novatel on Esplanade. Crowd includes journalist @spaikin and @buhfy about 4 hours ago via HootSuite Retweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

krystalline_k
10 cop buses and at least 50 minivansabout 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

smarcopoulos
RT @buhfy: Ppl are shouting "let us go" and have hands up in the air. Cops pushing us tighter and tighter, protesters pushed against walls. about 4 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

spaikin
arresin peopleabout 4 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 16 others

RT @redman0380: They are coming in arresting us one by one what the fuck #g20 about 4 hours ago via Seesmic

drewcashmore
Three more buses have now arrived. #G20protest. So far I count at least 10 buses of riot police about 4 hours ago via UberTwitter Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

krystalline_k
Riot cops moving in on Novetell march about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca

adammacisaac
Riot police moving in on peaceful marchers at Novotel #G20Report about 4 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

TorontoStar
Reminder -- subway still closed Yonge/University line and will stay closed until 2moro morning. about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

redman0380
Stuck between police riot gear lines at the Novotel as they advance about 4 hours ago via UberTwitter Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

erynwheatley
RT: @MDCLegalUpdates: reports of a sit-in at the Novotel on Esplanade - people not being allowed to leave#g20report about 4 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

torontoist
Riots cops are at Cameron and Queen, reports @kelkord #g20  about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

ChurchWellesley
Reports received of G20 protest planned for 11pm at Church & Wellesley. Stay Safe #cwvbia about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 16 others

ivortossell
Huge police blockade king/yonge. Helicopters, riot lines.about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

spaikin
can't tell what kinl of weapons are being pointed. can't be live rounds, can it? new riot squad now here. why? this is peaceful. about 4 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 27 others

spaikin
crowd surrounded. cops on both sides now about 4 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

jenniferhollett
VIDEO: I shot this. What it feels like to be stormed by riot police. http://tinyurl.com/277hoc7 #cbcg20 about 4 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 11 others

krystalline_k
Cops have set up staging area in Commerce Court building at corner of Bay and King about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca

spaikin
"we're going to sit here 'til someone from the g20 comes out & talks to us" says guy with megaphone about 4 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

krystalline_k
Protesters congregate on Yonge about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

spaikin
crowd at yonge & front. phalanx of cops waiting on west side of yonge. crowd stopping. about 4 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

krystalline_k
Please re-tweet. Do NOT travel anywhere alone tonight! Always travel in a group about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

spaikin
"we're not radicalized youth. we're just responding to what we've seen today" about 4 hours ago via mobile webRetweeted by rabbleca and 12 others

kellyowarrior
#g20 protest moving east on king south on Victoria - got away past riot cops about 4 hours ago via Twitterrific Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

DanielKitts
RT @MarkMcAllGlobal: Now at Bay & Wellington edge of #G20 fence - mult lines of police in riot gear forming http://tweetphoto.com/29379042 about 4 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

krystalline_k
Cop buses and vans drive around Toronto streets, South of College about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

AmnestyNow
In lock-down at meeting space. Coffee House in progress as riot police are blocks away. Alain Roy just sang "Revolution". Fitting #g20 about 4 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

ivortossell
Protestors heading south to fence on Yonge from queen. about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

nealjennings
two separate caravans of bike cops have headed S on Yonge. WTF is going on down there? #g20 about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck from Church and Wellesley, Toronto Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

spaikin
middle aged UWO prof of social justice just told me "this is not consistent with our democracy. we're just asking for our rights" about 5 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 27 others

CP24
Reporters on the streets say more and more police arriving about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 22 others

CP24
Police Chief Bill Blair says 103 now arrested. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 36 others

stephen_taylor
Night falls as riot cops prepare for a long night in Toronto G20: http://yfrog.com/0d15349012j about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

buhfy
Protesters trapped and surrounded on all sides by cops/bldgs. Can't get out. Cops fired rubber bullets at crowd. Ppl now chanting sit down. about 5 hours ago via OpenBeak Retweeted by rabbleca and 12 others

spaikin
phalanx of cops standing 20 metres away, guns pointed. i heard some kind of projectile whiz past me. obviously not bullets but unnecessary about 5 hours ago via mobile webRetweeted by rabbleca and 30 others

g20mobilize
Saturday Night Fever event has been canceled BUT: all night dance party at the detention center @ 629 Eastern Ave. #g20 #g20report about 5 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

spaikin
ppl standing around with hands in air. this was peaceful. it won't be now. unprovoked attack by police about 5 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 41 others

krystalline_k
Police push march to Dundas and along to Yongeabout 5 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

spaikin
uh oh... cops firing on ppl... can't be real bulletrs crowd panicking about 5 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 24 others

spaikin
crowd leaving TD Centre. they want to chant but don't apparently want trouble. about 5 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

CP24
Protesters have reached the fence. Huge police presence. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 35 others

craigkielburger
Some protesters reach the fence. Singing 'O Canada' and raising peace signs.  http://ow.ly/i/2hlF about 5 hours ago via HootSuite Retweeted by rabbleca and 33 others

stephen_taylor
Crowds face the police at the fence as night falls. #G20 http://yfrog.com/4j2wdjabout 5 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

lindathu_nguyen
Chief Blair refuses to answer questions about Queen's Park evacuation. Wouldn't answer any questions from @torontoist. about 5 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 17 others

spaikin
huge fence is still peotecting royal bank bldg. crowd doesn't seem to know what to do now that the cops have left about 5 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

davidakin
Toronto's "hospital row" still receiving emergency patients, CP24 reports. #G20 about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

DanielKitts
Chief Blair asked if police have plans re: protest block party at Church & Wellesley @ 11 pm. Blair: Yes. -Can you elaborate? - No. #g20 about 5 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

RT @colonizedmutant: Saturday Night Fever cancelled. For revolutionary music and updates on #G20 protests: CKLN 88.1FM 12 - 6am #g20 about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

DanielKitts
Chief Blair being asked to comment on an incident where woman was allegedly almost trampled to death by police horse. Blair has no info. about 5 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

@CdnMercedes Part of the reason I'm not on the street. Well, do have the badge, but lack smartphone for socmedia updates.about 5 hours ago via web

farah_way
@spaikin Do you mean non-middle class people are 'thugs'? about 5 hours ago via HootSuite Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

g20updates
We have reports that two National Post photographers Brett Gundlock and Colin O'Connor have been detained by police. #G20about 5 hours ago via HootSuite Retweeted by rabbleca and 84 others

spaikin
looks like a few thousand ppl. now marching on king, west to TD Ctr. about 5 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

spaikin
these are not "thugs" very middle class looking crowd. peaceful march. so far. moving south on bay about 5 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 15 others

spaikin
i'm in the thick of it. heading down bay to the fin dist. no cops in site about 5 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

krystalline_k
Cops push protesters back East on Queen street to St. Patrick; cops on horses rush at crowd about 5 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

colonizedmutant
Saturday Night Fever cancelled. For revolutionary music and updates on the #G20 protests, tune into CKLN 88.1FM 12 - 6am #g20reports about 5 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

TorontoStarNews
Four alleged G20 violence ringleaders appear in court: A prosecutor was granted a delay in a bail hearing for four... http://bit.ly/9mvReT about 5 hours ago via twitterfeed Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

NoLore
Blair says no rubber bullets. Global reporter says that he has some bullets. Blair claims that there were no rubber bullets.#g20 about 5 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

spaikin
action at yonge & queen. police line stopping traffic along queen.about 5 hours ago via mobile webRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

g20updates
Bill Blair: There are limits to free speech and they end when they infringe on the rights of others. #g20 about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 13 others

Protestors are at yonge and dundas heading south for the fence#g20report about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

NoLore
Bill Blair claims that we were black block at QP in press conference, this justifies the violence today. That's a lie. #g20 about 5 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

stephen_taylor
TO Police chief says tear gas has been used, but rubber bullets have NOT been used. about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

Yup, all a set up. Rt @pmoharper #G20 police removed bike racks, trees, etc. but left their police cars (cont) http://tl.gd/25df6s about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

How about the real thugs who silenced family planning around the world? #g20 @RosieBarton @PmoSoudas about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to RosieBarton

g20updates
RT @kimfox: Protester asks police offer how he's doing. Officer confesses he doesn't want to be here and misses family. Very human exchange about 5 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 25 others

lifeonqueen
Bill Blair: So far 75 arrested. Arrests will continue.#g20 about 5 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

Police tactic worked. Scared the living bejeebers out of people onto Bloor, where they dispersed. Cops have now retreated. @yeeguan about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

jessehirsh
Riot police advancing over bridge still no police directing traffic general pandemonium at queens park http://twitpic.com/20a64t #g20 about 5 hours ago via Twitter for Android Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

melissagrelo
Several protest sites - Yonge south of Bloor and Spadina/Queen area. Situation constantly changing. about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

g20updates
Bloor & Yonge subway station closed reports @davidakin #TTC #G20 about 5 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

RT @krystalline_k: 300 protesters at Queen and John about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

RT @yeeguan: They're shooting at us. Guy got shot in the knee.#G20 @rabbleca http://myloc.me/8sxah about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

RT @yeeguan: Those aren't blanks. Two guys shot with rubber bullets. @rabbleca #G20 http://myloc.me/8sxjR about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

Seriously Andrew - you shld be embarassed RT @acoyne: Can we PLEASE stop calling them protesters? They're not (cont) http://tl.gd/25d9d0 about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

Legal observers: Saturday Night Fever dance party is NOT happening #g20 /v @dawn_ @MDCLegalUpdates about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

RT @jesrose: RT @yeeguan: This is what a rubber bullet wound looks like. #G20 @rabbleca  http://tweetphoto.com/29365732 about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

RT @krystalline_k: Horse cops squish protesters against the wall, one guy gets trampled.about 5 hours ago via UberTwitter

@TorontoPolice really? Than whose? It sure looked like a police strategy about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to TorontoPolice

RT @smarcopoulos I've confirmed that CTV producer Farzad Fatholahzad has been arrested by police at #G20 protest in TO about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

@TorontoPolice why did you move the line from the fence to Toronto's busiest commercial streets? #g20 about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to TorontoPolice

Mounted cops are chasing us onto Bloor. #G20 @yeeguan http://myloc.me/8sz4G about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

@krystalline_k Haven't heard anything to that effect. Stay safe! about 6 hours ago via web in reply to krystalline_k

RebeccaRose84
Media keep repeating that orig peaceful protesters have gone home and that it's only violent protesters left. This is not true. #g20 report about 6 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 13 others

CP24
Protesters going to Bloor #G20 about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 15 others

nealjennings
protest coming N to Bloor just W of Bedford. #g20. bloor street taken over about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck from here Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

torontoist
At Queen's Park, cops hit protesters with batons. One of our reporters got hit, and has a bruise: http://bit.ly/9DbTdD#G20 about 6 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 40 others

stephen_taylor
I've confirmed that CTV producer Farzad Fatholahzad has been arrested by police at G20 protest in Toronto about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 39 others

Protesters separated between Hoskins and Devonshire. Mounted cops chase after Hoskins. @yeeguan #G20 http://tweetphoto.com/29364078 about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

TorontoStar
Rubber bullets fired at Queen's Park hitting at least one person. #g20 about 6 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 25 others

nowtoronto
Protesters moved from park entirely, now marching on hoskins #G20 about 6 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

RebeccaRose84
CTV now showing their producer being taken away by cops in hand cuffs. #g20report #G20 about 6 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 16 others

Advancing police lines on Harbord. #G20 @yeeguan http://tweetphoto.com/29363174 about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

Jack Layton talking on rabbletv about the #g8 #g20 and its goals http://bit.ly/cV5bUP about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

krystalline_k
Protesters are now on Beverley Avenue, one block South of Queenabout 6 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

krystalline_k
Cops push protesters into residential alleywayabout 6 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

@camooers Thanks! Didn't want to RT w/o some sort of context. about 6 hours ago via web in reply to camooers

krystalline_k
Cops charge protesters at parking lot just North of Soho and Queen about 6 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by rabbleca

Protesters swear to take Bloor. Please, no more injuries. @yeeguan #G20 http://myloc.me/8sxzPabout 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

CBCToronto
RT @G8G20ISUca: Individual use of tear gas and pepper were used to respond to members of a group using violent behaviour. #g8g20isu about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

@camooers Source? Names?about 6 hours ago via web in reply to camooers

Ella_Henry
Police officer just told me if he had a choice he wouldn't be at the #g20 enforcing this police state about 6 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Retweeted by rabbleca and 8 others


Just got pushed north. Two shots (rubber bullets?) Fired. No injuries. @yeeguan #G20  http://myloc.me/8sx2s about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

stephen_taylor
Mounted police unit moving down Queen to meet crowd near police car fire #G20 about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

krystalline_k
Sound cannon driving down Queenabout 6 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

Aggressive police push north on Queen's Park. Pause... @yeeguan #G20  http://tweetphoto.com/29359568 about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

Jack Layton on the G8/G20 and its goals http://bit.ly/a2nFSl about 6 hours ago via twitterfeed

Dr. Vandana Shiva: G8/20 created to silence global majority http://bit.ly/byIErA about 6 hours ago via twitterfeed

Why did international reporters turn Muskoka chairs from 'fake lake'? http://bit.ly/bkRSZr about 6 hours ago via twitterfeed

MDCLegalUpdates
legal observers calling in from west side of queen's park to report police charging at protesters #g20report about 6 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

adammacisaac
Cops closing in on protesters at Queens Park. Needing as many Ind media there as possible.about 6 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

Where are police pushing protesters to? If they go too far north onto Bloor, are we gonna have a repeat of Yonge? @yeeguan#G20about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

NoLore
"The whole world is watching" we're chanting. The riot cops keep charging. #G20about 6 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

kady
These ones are moving quicker -- and there's *another* herd moving down now. Everyone here puzzled. http://twitpic.com/209mtd about 6 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

Trying to get to Queen's Park west. Fail. Cops have sealed the entire place. @yeeguan #G20 http://myloc.me/8svY8 about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter

kady
No idea why this sudden movement -- but the truncheons are shield-smashing in unison. #cbcg20 http://twitpic.com/209m6b about 6 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

CEPOrganizer
Blocking entrance to the "designated" protest area! http://twitpic.com/209ln0 about 6 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

Video of illegal search at #G20 has babblers up in arms: "This is what a police state looks like." http://bit.ly/df8LWXabout 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

@jesrose Retweeting finger is about to fall off (it's been hours!), but merci beaucoup! about 6 hours ago via web in reply to jesrose

stephen_taylor
Reports are that another police vehicle is on fire in Toronto #G20 about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

spaikin
police have cordoned off financial district. one cop yells "we're just trying to get to starbucks here."about 7 hours ago via mobile web Retweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

TorontoStar
Police making arrests in downtown. Pix by @rogergillespie http://twitpic.com/209iqh about 7 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

spaikin
cops creating new line on king. moving everyone out east towards yonge st. cops in riot gear with helmetsabout 7 hours ago via mobile webRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

druojajay
now taking odds: will the cbc interview a single protester before the day is done? #g20 #g20reportabout 7 hours ago via mobile webRetweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

craigkielburger
Police pushing people back. People caught with pepper spray in eyes. Young and old. #G20  http://ow.ly/i/2hfU about 7 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 31 others

krystalline_k
Cops are running protesters down like animals, throwing them to the groundabout 7 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

Anyone identify the agents provocateurs in the crowds? @anndouglas: CBC reporting less than 100 violent (cont) http://tl.gd/25cktm about 7 hours ago via UberTwitter

AntoniaZ
RT @KateMilberry Police now pushing people out of designated protest area. Um, that's the only place they are "allowed" #g20 #g20report about 7 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 25 others

stephen_taylor
Picture of Black Bloc vs. police vehicle: http://twitpic.com/209gpd G20 about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

Maaaajor police buildup on University puts cop/protester ratio at about 10:1. @yeeguan #G20 http://myloc.me/8sv0C about 7 hours ago via UberTwitter

kady
A quick scan thru the windows suggests every one of these white vans is full of police #cbcg20 http://twitpic.com/209gy9 about 7 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

stephen_taylor
Police arrest three at John/Wellington: http://twitpic.com/209bkj about 7 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

@apastdenied will do!about 7 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to apastdenied

CP24
Police moving in on demonstrators at Queen's Park and have taken at least one person into custody. #G20about 7 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 21 others

"You're sexy, you're cute. Take off your riot suit!" Protesters chant @ riot cops #g20 /v @KateMilberry @knussbaum @CBCReportersabout 7 hours ago via UberTwitter

g20updates
Katherine Laidlaw on King St.: Police making human perimeter from Simcoe to University on King St. Looks like they're preparing for arrivalsabout 7 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

@NoLore Stay safe Nora!about 7 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to NoLore

kady
Sizeable security convoy - plus CBC truck - heading up University. As am I! #cbcg20 http://twitpic.com/209e09 about 7 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

krystalline_k
Cops reported to be charging through crowd of protesters trapped at Queen's Parkabout 7 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

Riot cops banging shields adding to University phalanx. @yeeguan#G20 http://tweetphoto.com/29352874 about 7 hours ago via UberTwitter

NoLore
Horses circling the park, charging the crowd. #g20 sry the phots not great, I was running away. http://twitpic.com/209e7l about 7 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

RT @NoLore: Riot cops are charging the crowds. #g20about 7 hours ago via UberTwitter

nealjennings
someone is launching something at the crowd which is periodically bolting. no idea what's actually going on but stampede may b imminent #g20about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck from China Town, Toronto Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

jenhassum
Now safe eating supper. Hearing the news, its so bizare that storefronts were smashed. On the march I never saw it happen once. #G20about 7 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

Cops are shoving south on Uni. Extremely aggressive. Stalemate over. Cops 1: people 0. #G20 http://myloc.me/8stBT @yeeguanabout 7 hours ago via UberTwitter

G8G20ISUca
G8: Road, Air, Marine restrictions lifted in Huntsville. Some traffic measures still in place. Barriers to be removed.about 7 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

lex_is
Plugged back in, @justincgio and I are safe but injured, uploading photos and video now #g20report about 8 hours ago via Twitter for AndroidRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

AntoniaZ
GO Transit is confirming that there is no train or bus service from or to Union Station at this time. #G20 #Transit#Toronto about 7 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

CP24
Tactical unit now moving into area blocked off by police, reporter live inside. #G20about 7 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 18 others

larrylarry
Confirmed: TTC shuttles on Parliament and Bathurst are FREE and runs every five minutes #ttcu #g20about 7 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

CP24
Police blocking in protesters on Queen St W, moving in from both sidesabout 7 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 13 others

RT @Spacing: Spacing told by medic near Queen's Park rubber bullets/tear gas have been used on protesters, and (cont) http://tl.gd/25cd52 about 7 hours ago via UberTwitter

TorontoStar
Toronto Police report 33 arrests since 6 a.m. today #g20 about 7 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 15 others

AntoniaZ
RT @buhfy Some qs over whether tear gas/pepper spray deployed. I was never close enough to see but definitely saw & smelled smthg. #G20about 7 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca

reillyreads
for those who haven't been in a protest where riot cops were present b4: pls b skeptical of MS media coverage. wild inaccuracies abound #G20about 7 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

stephen_taylor
Black Bloc has reportedly reintegrated into the crowd, wearing regular clothes. G20about 8 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

Spacing
Protesters trampled by horses described as "bloodied and broken," then dragged behind police lines, not to be seen after. #G20about 8 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 39 others

davescrivener
Damage on Yonge is crazy. #G20about 8 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca

lifeonqueen
CBC is asking "was it a good idea to hold the#G20 in downtown TO" - uh, unless you're a plywood vendor or glazier, self-evidently NO.about 8 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 26 others

AntoniaZ
Reports of mounted police charging peaceful protesters at Queen's Park appear to be true. Sadly. #G20about 8 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 18 others

AntoniaZ
Multiple (unconfirmed) reports of mounted police charging peaceful protesters at Queen's Park where people are boxed in by buses. #G20about 8 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 13 others

bradTTC
@awryter Yes, subway service running fine north from Bloor to Finchabout 8 hours ago via web in reply to awryterRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

spirodon
Toronto: At least 4 community organizers currently being held as political prisoners @g20mobilize http://bit.ly/a3suo8#g20report about 8 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 12 others

balkissoon
Tamil Tigers flag on Yonge. The diversity Harper wanted to showcase! #G20about 8 hours ago via TweeRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

torontoist
Current #G20 hotspots are Queen between University and Spadina, and Queen's Park. Follow our coverage: http://bit.ly/a4uotc about 8 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

SimaSaharZerehi
Cops on horses rush through lines of protestors @ University #g20report #g20about 8 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

KateMilberry
AMC journo from Queen's Park: Line of riot police attacking people, shooting with tear gas pellets, arresting folks #g20report #policestateabout 8 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Some protesters have broken through police cordon at the Toronto Stock Exchange. Riot cops in full force.about 8 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

AntoniaZ
RT @buhfy Seems they were shooting rubber bullets too, ppl saying. More cops marching in. Not once have cops communicated to crowd. #G20about 8 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

lisanjutras
Just talked to protestor. The cops have small pellets of powder they shoot at peoples legs, feet. He saw 8 ppl arrestedabout 8 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

kimfox
Minivan of police arrive and John & Wellington officers get out and form crowd #cbcg20 #g20 http://twitpic.com/208t4n about 8 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

nowtoronto
More cops arriving at University and College armed with tasers. #g20about 8 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

tara_cssdp
Riot cops going south down yonge and moving us north #g20about 8 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca

elamin88
Protesters are singing "What the world needs now is love, sweet love."#G20Reportabout 8 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

spirodon
main report on @cbcnews on G20 protests includes not a single quote from an activist voice; balance? http://bit.ly/9BGtOu #g20report about 8 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

nowtoronto
Cops on horses blocking view from sth of University. Skirmishes. Placards on the ground. Protesters on QP lawn pinned.#g20about 8 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

krystalline_k
Pepper spray or tear gas; I can't tell from here because I can just hear screaming and see puffs of smoke. I'm getting reports of both.about 8 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

krystalline_k
Horses move in on protestersabout 8 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

g20updates
Kathryn Carlson: Intense standoff in Queen's Park. Pepper spray deployed, crowds running, arrests. It's very, very tense and unpredictabeabout 8 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 11 others

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Six men and one woman lie on Bay at King St. They are staying the night, they say.about 8 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

SimaSaharZerehi
More tear gas shot on University Ave & College #g20report #g20about 8 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

balkissoon
Police are rushing crowd, arresting, getting set tobdo it again. #G20about 8 hours ago via TweeRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

krystalline_k
Arrest wagons are picking up protesters who have arrestedabout 8 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

g20updates
Matt Braga is at University and College: Police just made a rush forward, they're pushing us. They're firing pepper balls.about 8 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

balkissoon
Tear gas. #G20about 8 hours ago via TweeRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

torontoist
Scotiabank at Yonge/Duncan smashed up. Cops still acting with restraint, providing exits to protesters who want to leave. /Chris Bird #g20about 11 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 29 others

snotforprofit
#G20 crowd demographics: Mixed gender, genx/ y with video cameras, boomers w/ SLR lenses, ethnicity varied - few teens, lots of 30sumthinsabout 9 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

anndouglas
CBC TV reporting less than 100 violent protesters out of total crowd of 10,000 protesters. #g20about 10 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 85 others

postedtoronto
Mayor Miller: "From what I have seen, police are acting appropriately. Their response to violence will be 'strong'"about 9 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

nowtoronto
Counting 20 plus vans behind police line sth of University.#g20about 9 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

g20updates
Matt Braga is at University and College: They've got the sound cannon out. They're saying things, but I'm not close enough to hear.about 9 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

balkissoon
Everyone running n on Queens Park. Not sure why. Rumours of sound cannon. #G20about 9 hours ago via TweeRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

nowtoronto
Heading to University and College where cfrb erlier reporting massive police mobilization. #g20about 9 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Just saw someone smash the glass doors of Canada Permanent Building at Adelaide and Bay.about 9 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

chantalbraganza
All TTC southbound trains are cancelled. Watching Giambrone awkwardly try to explain this to some very disgruntled women.about 11 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

craigkielburger
Arrests at Queen's Park. Strong police presence. #G20 http://ow.ly/i/2h9q about 9 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

CBCToronto
ISU retracting earlier comments confirming tear gas was deployed at College and University. ISU now says tear gas was never used #cbcg20about 9 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 12 others

craigkielburger
Noticing police with Calgary badges on shoulder. #g20 http://ow.ly/i/2h9v about 9 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 14 others

adammacisaac
30 mins ago police used rubber bullets or bean bags on #G20 crowd. @CBCNews picking up story now#G20 Reportabout 9 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

KateMilberry
Cops fired on crowd: rubber bullets or bean bags at University/College #g20report #g20 #policestateabout 9 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 11 others

nowtoronto
Choppers heading towards Covention Centre. Or King and Bay melee?#g20about 9 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

krystalline_k
Women, children and even political leaders are surrounded at Queen's Parkabout 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

PialiRoy
For folks far away, #G20 protests here in Toronto have become chaotic at times in downtown core beyond fence. Entire city is NOT under siegeabout 9 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

HiMYSYeD
There is a pile of black shirts on the lawn. I am worried that the idiots are mixed in with curious bystanders. #G20#G20reportabout 9 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

TorontoStar
Toronto Police - ISU now retracting statement they used tear gas. #g20about 9 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 28 others

kellyowarrior
At the fence - just walked around the block at King & Yonge - riot Cops holding back march still at King & Bay#g20 http://yfrog.com/mrog6j about 9 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

timmcsorley
approx 500 riot cops in Queen's Park, even more on bikes & horses; protesters getting pushed back. College completely blocked. #g20reportabout 9 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

buhfy
One guy smashed on head with baton. Smelling tear gas now; ppl crying.about 9 hours ago via OpenBeakRetweeted by rabbleca and 22 others

g20mobilize
4000 riot cops surrounding queen,s park, cops taking some protestors down #g20reportabout 9 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 13 others

impolitical
Star blog 5:06 pm: tear gas canisters have been thrown but landed too far away fr protesters 2 have impact (College St) http://ow.ly/23Ghu about 9 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

tara_cssdp
Cops rushing group at college and university #g20about 9 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

g8g20agenda
RT @TorontoStar: 3 hospitals in lock down - Mt. Sinai, Toronto General and Princess Margaret #g20about 9 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

craigkielburger
Riot police squeezing protestors out of Queens Park. Very strategic. Protestors telling each other to slowly back out. Some get arrested #G8about 9 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 10 others

HiMYSYeD
TPS in riot gear have safely retaken University & college intersection. #g20 #G20report http://twitpic.com/208atr about 9 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

In other news, @asamur, our managing editor, presents at#BCAMP today in Vancouverabout 9 hours ago via UberTwitter

AntoniaZ
RT @RaveenaAulakh #G20 Everyone is waiting for teargas at King and Bay. Very angry protesters, cops angrier.about 9 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

balkissoon
Yonge St. is an absolute sea of people. Big group stops to chk World Cup through window. Cheers for Ghana. #G20about 9 hours ago via TweeRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Wildest and angriest crowd of the day yet. Screaming, bellowing and pushing COPS back at King and Bay.about 9 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

impolitical
8 arrests of rioters so far acc to Drummond #g20about 9 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca

g20updates
Toronto Police's Wendy Drummond confirms to CP24 that tear gas has been used for the first time in Toronto#G20about 9 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

nowtoronto
A sit-in on the streetcar tracks at King and Yonge. ''If we get violent, they'll get violent'' #g20 http://twitpic.com/2085xn about 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 11 others

jenhassum
Lots of protesters converging at Bay and King. Energy is up, very positive spirit here. #CbcG20 #G20about 9 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

KateMilberry
RT @MDCLegalUpdates: Deaf man arrested yesterday finally released after being denied access to counsel & ALS interpreter #g20report #g20about 10 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

CP24
Police confirm tear gas has been used at College St. and University Ave.about 10 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 100+ others

g8g20agenda
Police fire rubber bullets at media. Miss violent protesters at University and College. #G20about 10 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 19 others

JayManCanada
CBC reporter: two seriously injured in protests. One man's skull was visible through gash in his head, rushed to hospital. #g20reportabout 10 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

davescrivener
Marchers heading down Bay into the heart of the financial district. #G20 still in the 1000sabout 10 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

craigkielburger
Tear gas being deployed at College and University. #G20about 10 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 27 others

HarshaWalia
Thousands still on the street in toronto: labor, anti war, students, anarchists, community organizers. G20 shutdown! #g20reportabout 10 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

AmberTraffic
GO Tranist reports that ALL train service on the Lakeshore East AND Lakeshore West lines has been suspended. Union Station closed too.about 10 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

g8g20agenda
No sign yet of supposed military. Maybe a false alarm? #G20about 10 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

g8g20agenda
Eaton Centre now being evacuated. #G20about 10 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 9 others


TorontoStar
Eaton Centre locked down. Protesters now outside police headquarters. #g20about 10 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 18 others

G8G20ISUca
***There is no fench breach at Bay and King as there is no security fence there. #g8g20isuabout 10 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 13 others

g8g20agenda
Apparently the military is arriving in Toronto.#G20about 10 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

We maxed out our status update quota for a while, but @rabblecais back online!about 10 hours ago via web

a_picazo
BlackBloc's violence was permitted, willingly by the police standing idly by as peaceful protests were stormed by BlackBloc. #G20 #cdnpoliabout 10 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

TorontoCentral
Labour vows to take protest to security fence: CUPE Local 4308 president, Kelly O'Sullivan, says some protesters... http://dlvr.it/23VQn about 13 hours ago via dlvr.itRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

RT @nowtoronto: Medical emergency at Queen and John. Protesters bleeding profusely. Unclear why. #g20about 11 hours ago via webRetweeted by you and 3 others

Queen and Richmond stalemate. There's smoke. P http://tweetphoto.com/29306485 about 11 hours ago via UberTwitter

torontoist
Tensions are mounting at Queen and John. Some spitting, throwing of food. #G20about 11 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

FancieTweets
Police pushback at #battleofspadina. We're not budging. #g20report #cbcg20 http://twitpic.com/2077ec about 11 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

Joined the throngs at Queen and Richmond. http://myloc.me/8sfQ3 about 11 hours ago via UberTwitter

PreemptDissent
Here comes the water cannon: RT @TorontoStar http://twitpic.com/206x9j #g20 #g20reportabout 11 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

kady
Okay, seems to have calmed down a bit. It's sort of a riot cop/media/anarchist sandwich, actually. #cbcg20about 11 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

CP24
GO Transit not running between Danforth and Mimico stations due to #G20about 11 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

kady
Cops moving forward. Not going over at all well. Partly because they're trying to herd the media into the street. #cbcg20about 11 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

nealjennings
protest dividing. teachers gone N up Spadina, rest are stuck at Queen & Spadina intersection #g20about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck from China Town, Toronto Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

tara_cssdp
Moving back to queen #g20about 11 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca

nealjennings
large crowds coming quietly N on Spadina #g20about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck from China Town, Toronto Retweeted by rabbleca

stephen_taylor
Whatever this police vehicle is for... you know it's going to be badass...  http://twitpic.com/206x9j/full #G20 about 11 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

AntoniaZ
RT @mmcohen police have drawn line just south of queen. tear gas, mounted units , and psu http://twitpic.com/2075e9 #G20 about 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

g20mobilize
reinforcments being brought in at Spadina, John, Peter south of queen #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

g20updates
Nick Aveling on Spadina: First timid projectiles fly at police.about 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

nowtoronto
Medical emergency at Queen and John. Protesters bleeding profusely. Unclear why. #g20about 12 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 17 others

IndiraBalki
Amazing 2 see the crwd strng despite all the full deplymt of the #policestate & its arsnal #g20 strand'd in the burbsabout 12 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

erynwheatley
report of serious incidents of police beating crowd 3 to 5 people with head injuries Queen and John #g20report#resistG20about 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 17 others

g20updates
Nick Aveling on Spadina: Black Bloc swells towards the police, with chants of "let us through!" Confrontation appears increasingly imminent.about 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

jessehirsh
Great vibe here cmon down http://twitpic.com/2074mg about 12 hours ago via Twitter for AndroidRetweeted by rabbleca

kellyowarrior
People's First march has breakaway at Spadina &Queen - south to the fence #g20  http://yfrog.com/0cyqtoj about 12 hours ago via Twitterrific Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

AntoniaZ
.@russskinner Yes two people arrested with incendiary devices, according to police. The way things are going those might be Zippos. #G20about 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca

kmarciniec
A minivan- and car-load of undercover cops just arrived north of the Spadina and Queen intersection. #G20about 12 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

andreamoffat
RT @lacymacauley: This crowd is huge! Probably closer to 20,000. Another group pic! #Toronto #G20#G20report http://twitpic.com/2072np about 12 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

stephen_taylor
Members of Black Bloc get pepper sprayed at Queen/John according to report #G20about 12 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

ArielTroster
Cops at Queen and John, guarding Chapters in full riot gear #G20report http://twitpic.com/20742s about 12 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

#Cops block off old Speakers Corner. @ýeeguan #g20 http://tweetphoto.com/29303837 about 12 hours ago via UberTwitter

TorontoStar
G8 wraps with rebuke of Iran, N. Korea http://bit.ly/9SqF4A about 12 hours ago via twitterfeedRetweeted by rabbleca

g20updates
CP24 reports at Spadina and Richmond, protesters are throwing sticks #G20 about 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

RT @ArielTroster: Cops at Queen and John, guarding Chapters in full riot gear #G20report http://twitpic.com/20742s about 12 hours ago via web

mediacoop
reports of a large contingent now heading south on Spadina towards fence. #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

SimaSaharZerehi
Protestors link hands & face-off against riot cops #g20report #g20about 12 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

davescrivener
Everyone is turning at spadina, cops lines up the whole way. Smell of vinegar.about 12 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca

CP24
EMS called to treat 3 protesters bleeding from the head at Queen and John - can't get there due 2 protesters clogging streetsabout 12 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 17 others

kady
And we have attempted line breaching at Queen and Spadina #cbcg20about 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

adammacisaac
#PoliceState for "own security" RT @milleramyQueen & John members of black bloc peppersprayed & one bleeding from head. #g20report #Cdnpoliabout 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

timmcsorley
reports protesters broke away to head down John St. to fence beaten with shields and batons; have rejoined protest on Queen. #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

SimaSaharZerehi
Protestors have broken through first police line on Spadina #g20report #g20about 12 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca

journodave
Looks like Toronto is about to get tear gassed. Riot cops masking up now. #G20about 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

nationalpost
Two protest organizers arrested while leaving Allan Gardens tent city http://natpo.st/9srsDn about 12 hours ago via twitterfeedRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

nealjennings
also, a wall of cops at Richmond. can't even get close enough to take a picture #g20about 12 hours ago via TweetDeck from University, Toronto Retweeted by rabbleca

g20mobilize
People pushed back to queen street but they are not afraid. Everyone is united. #g20 #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

nowtoronto
That modest black bloc group at queen and spadina is about to triple. #g20about 12 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

krystalline_k
Group of activists try and take St. Andrew station, causes all TTC South of Bloor to shut downabout 12 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

tara_cssdp
We're moving again. Choppers overhead #g20about 12 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

g20mobilize
People marched through the first line of cops, met by riot police and police beat people with batons. #g20 #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 20 others

NoLore
Just got beat down by a cop while I was huddled in at speakers corner. Thanks to the folks who dragged me out. I'm fully shaken #g20about 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 16 others

g20updates
Some riot police at Queen and John are starting to put their gas masks on, CP24 reports. #G20about 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

abtthecause
RT @NoLore We broke through. Just saw a broken nose. Riot cops are slamming their shieldsabout 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

G8 final communiqué http://bit.ly/cbltGY about 12 hours ago via twitterfeed

Ella_Henry
Police helicopters overhead #g20 http://twitpic.com/206zn9 about 12 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

liamdevlincasey
Women chanting "Healthcare, childcare, anything but warfare." #g20about 12 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca and 14 others

torontoist
Police just donned gas masks & what looks like tear gas guns to confront the protesters that are trying to charge down John Street. /SM #G20about 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 41 others

g20mobilize
people are trying to break through at john street.#g20reportabout 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

michalhay
Riot police shoving everyone at queen and John#G20 #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via EchofonRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

Sarkozy says that when he hosts #G8 #G20 next year, he'll do it for 1/10th the cost of Canada http://bit.ly/bcuwrb @AntoniaZ@davidakinabout 12 hours ago via UberTwitter

Syed Hussan of NOII Arrested En Route to Press Conference on Targeted Arrests of Organizers http://bit.ly/bcSLud /v @mediacoopabout 12 hours ago via UberTwitter

Nothing doing here. Just riot cops. @yeeguan #g20http://tweetphoto.com/29300839about 12 hours ago via UberTwitter

erynwheatley
RT @AntoniaZ: No TTC. No civil liberties. No freedom from illegal searches. It's almost like Toronto is under arrest 2day. #G20 #policestateabout 12 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

HiMYSYeD
Police have cordoned off #chinatown to traffic.#G20 marchers on Spadina approaching College St. #toronto#G20reportabout 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca

SimaSaharZerehi
Additional lines of cops forming along south side of Spadina as crowd gathers at Queen & Spadina #g20report#g20about 12 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

elamin88
Black Bloc convening slowly. Things calm.#G20Reportabout 12 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

g20mobilize
East on queen street, rubber bullet cops only at us embassy #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

tara_cssdp
Cops stopping folks from going down simcoe. #g20about 12 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca

TorontoStar
Unusual police vehicle outside the metro convention centre. #g20 http://twitpic.com/206x9j about 12 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

davescrivener
At Queen, everyone seems to be turning. No incidents that I see. #G20about 12 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

mediacoop
MediaCoop.ca: Syed Hussan of NOII Arrested En Route to Press Conference on Targeted Arrests of Organizers http://bit.ly/bcSLud about 12 hours ago via twitterfeedRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

g20mobilize
Thousands turning west on queen... come out to the streets... we are not afraid. we are united.about 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

michalhay
What is this cop armed with? #G20 #g20report#cbcg20 http://tweetphoto.com/29298891 about 12 hours ago via EchofonRetweeted by rabbleca and 12 others

FancieTweets
Some RCMP are packing MP5 machine guns at the #g20 demo. This not democracy #g20report http://twitpic.com/206umm about 12 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

judyrebick
So big I can't count but I think at least 50,000 about 12 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca

lacymacauley
Dose of Celtic liberation! Bagpiper says he's piping to inspire ppl to take to streets! #Toronto #G20 #G20report http://twitpic.com/206u9z about 12 hours ago via EchofonRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

nowtoronto
CEP rep tells me protest is going to try and get to fence to challenge new arrest regs. #g20about 12 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

timmcsorley
RT @g20mobilize: Cops with rubber bullet guns everywhere. Almost at queen st #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

NoLore
Just heard someone talking about the cops having ruber bullets. #g20.about 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

NoLore
Lots of people photographing the cops. "How do you sleep at night?" People yell. #g20 #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

Police line at Queen is holding steady. Everyone is too distracted by the half-naked dangling man. @yeeguan #g20 http://myloc.me/8sbUI about 12 hours ago via UberTwitter

timmcsorley
reports that two lines of police - full-geared riot cops, and helmeted bike cops - blocking every road leading to the fence. #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

CPhoenixPhoto
Protest now at queen and John St. #G20#g20reportabout 12 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

NoLore
Insane bottleneck forced on crowd to keep ppl well away from the US consulate. #g20 #g20report http://twitpic.com/206u6d about 12 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

g20updates
Nick Aveling on Queen St.: Police block every route southbound, while Black Block members rush to the front of the group at Queen and Sohoabout 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

SimaSaharZerehi
As cops with tear gas gun step in protestors chant "we're not violent how about you?" #g20report #g20 http://twitpic.com/206t3w about 12 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 16 others

g20mobilize
Huge crowd walking south on university, vuvuzelas humming #g20report about 12 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

ivortossell
SIGNWATCH: "CANADA'S GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT". Picture of Harper.about 12 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca

RBird1010
Officers in riot gear block Spadina, south of Queen http://twitpic.com/206t1z about 12 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

SimaSaharZerehi
Huge gaps along march on Spadina as sections of protestors fall behing #g20report #g20about 12 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca

Topless man dangling off of sculpture is drawing quite the crowd. @yeeguan #g20 http://tweetphoto.com/29296591 about 12 hours ago via UberTwitter

SimaSaharZerehi
Riot cops at US embassy #g20report #g20 http://twitpic.com/206rtc about 12 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

EmergentOrder
RT @SusanMain: Chicago Inymedia was refused entry to Canada Friday night: http://ow.ly/23DR8 #g20report #policestate (via @KateMilberry)about 12 hours ago via SeesmicRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

AntoniaZ
#G20 @g20mobilize release says 20 cops busted into a TO home, dragging & kicking people from beds at 4:45 a.m. No warrants. #OntarioValuesabout 12 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

kady
Ahh, they've changed to good ole "This is what democracy looks like!" At the moment, it really kinda is - the whole street, that is #cbcg20about 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

druojajay
Three lines steering march away from fence: union marshals, bike cops, riot cops #g20 #g20reportabout 12 hours ago via mobile webRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

g20updates
Riot police with shields lined up on Richmond across University. Police on bikes hold up protest on Queen and University to create a bufferabout 12 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

NoLore
The rally fills univ ave as far as I can see. Are we at 15k yet? #g20 #g20report.about 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

CP24
Protesters approaching Queen Street, near U.S. Consulateabout 12 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

mathewi
I guess waiting in line at SFO airport isn't so bad -- could be getting roughed up by police in Toronto or stranded by subway closureabout 12 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca

Lots of new photos and video up at http://rabble.ca/issues/g8-g20 #g20report #g8g20 #cbcg20 #g8 #g20 about 12 hours ago via Seesmic

Second wave diverting as well. Riot cops are set up south of Queen @yeeguan #g20 http://tweetphoto.com/29294983about 12 hours ago via UberTwitter

Ella_Henry
Police barricade streets, try to separate march, bring out riot gear #g20 http://twitpic.com/206p3k about 12 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

nowtoronto
Police not allowing any vehicles sth of Bloor. #g20 about 12 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

First wave of protesters diverted west on Queen from uni. http://tweetphoto.com/29294356 about 12 hours ago via UberTwitter

inkcanada
#G20 university looking to richmond. Weird string of unmarked minivans pk next to us  http://twitpic.com/206mxt about 13 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 7 others

SimaSaharZerehi
Second police line shuts down one side of University ave for 5 mins before being taken over #g20report #g20about 13 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

@yeeguan Everybody's walking south on uni. Better follow the crowd. #g20 http://tweetphoto.com/29293384 about 13 hours ago via UberTwitter

CP24
#TTC subway south of Bloor on University and Yonge lines shutting down. No shuttle bus service. #ttcuabout 13 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 49 others

Ella_Henry
Police shut down emergency room entrance #g20http://twitpic.com/206kvn about 13 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

davescrivener
I'd say about 20,000 or more at a #G20 rally. Perhaps more. #g20reportabout 13 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

About 30 cops are guarding the US embassy. http://tweetphoto.com/29292630 about 13 hours ago via UberTwitter

torontoist
Torontoist's Emily Shepard reports protest stalled at Elm. "Moving ahead slowly." #G20about 13 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

g20updates
Terrine Friday: Police have set up a blockade at Elm Street. Protesters threatening to go around and continue to security perimeter #G20about 13 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca

SimaSaharZerehi
March moving down University Ave very little polise presense #g20report #g20about 13 hours ago via TwitterrificRetweeted by rabbleca

tara_cssdp
Cops way less visible today. We have no doubt they're all over #g20about 13 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

torontoist
What's going on right now, at Queen's Park, at the fence, at Eastern Avenue: http://bit.ly/dhC8RK #G20 about 13 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

Was waved through chechpoint nb on uni. Two women were being searched. Thank you grey MEC raincoat for making me look innocent.about 13 hours ago via UberTwitter

craigkielburger
Thousands of #G20 protesters begin march down University. http://ow.ly/i/2gVS about 13 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Cops at QP's south entrance look relieved. The protesters look like they are moving.about 13 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

g20updates
CP24 reports that two protesters have been arrested, armed with what police say are incendiary devices #G20about 13 hours ago via HootSuiteRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

ivortossell
SIGN WATCH: "Abort Harper!" "Canadians Do Get Angry!" "My Bike Doesn't Need Your Oil War"about 13 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca

jenhassum
This is the largest demonstration Ive ever seen at Queens Park. #G20 #CbcG20 #G20reportabout 13 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

snotforprofit
The @oxfamcanada group is well-prepared with waterproof banners... And a cute german shepherd ... And tambourines! #g20 about 13 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

Photo blog: Toronto communities oppose G20 http://bit.ly/9Y7uvO about 13 hours ago via twitterfeed

All is quiet at King/University http://tweetphoto.com/29288891 about 13 hours ago via UberTwitter

tara_cssdp
Sisters r leading the march. Here we go #g20about 13 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

NoLore
People smiling despite the rain. I think we're about to march, but it'll take some time to organize this crowd. #g20#G20 reportabout 13 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca

CAWCommunicate
#G20 -I think it's pretty catchy! "Get your policies ... Off our ovaries" Labour women are leading the march!about 13 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

tara_cssdp
Friends illegally searched while waiting 4 bus #g20about 13 hours ago via txt Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

krystalline_k
The rain must help the resistance be fertile since 5,000 are standing in the rain. Can't wait to see how many appear when rain stopsabout 13 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

kady
Btw, we're still waiting for the actual march to start, but I have to say it's an almost comically CDN crowd - lots of "sorry!"s#cbcg20about 13 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

Climate Action Network reacts to G8 communiqué http://bit.ly/9qT1gX about 13 hours ago via twitterfeed

judyrebick
Queens Park packed to overflowing. More than 5000 already #G20reportabout 13 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

RaveenaAulakh
#G20 Protesters with mobility issues can get into vans and stay with march, an announcer at QP says.about 13 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

NoLore
This rally is MASSIVE. We can't make it thru the crowd to the stage. #g20 #g20reportabout 13 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

nealjennings
CBC is reporting that police are lined up to direct protestors down University to Queen, and then West where confrontation expected at Johnabout 13 hours ago via TweetDeck from Church and Wellesley, Toronto Retweeted by rabbleca and 5 others

SimaSaharZerehi
Striking Steelworkers from Local 6500 march into Queen's Park #g20report #g20 http://twitpic.com/2066bz about 13 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

derrickokeefe
Hundreds of Somalis join antiwar rally, headed to Queen's Park #G20 #G20reportabout 13 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

TrafficServices
News release from TPS. Significant traffic impact expected today. Avoid driving downtown if possible. http://bit.ly/97bXiu about 19 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 9 others

All out 1 p.m. Queen's Park: Protest police state in Toronto and G20 in the world  http://bit.ly/anlvO2 about 13 hours ago via twitterfeed

abtthecause
Will the police? @RaveenaAulakh #G20 Peppy music, colourful umbrellas and raincoats, lots of hugs. Will this happy group at QP get violent?about 14 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 1 other

NoLore
Hundreds of students take over UofT$. Now into King College circle. #g20 #g20reportabout 14 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

@yeeguan @TorontoPolice is it true that police are confiscating gas masks and vinegar-soaked bandanas?about 14 hours ago via web

craigkielburger
3500 ppl gathering in front of Queens Park. Speeches soon to begin.  http://twitpic.com/2062oa about 14 hours ago via TwitpicRetweeted by rabbleca and 8 others

andreamoffat
RT @SimaSaharZerehi: Vietnamese, Ethioian, Tamil communities protesting against #G20 behind Queen's Parkabout 14 hours ago via UberTwitterRetweeted by rabbleca

derrickokeefe
Mother of Canadian soldier to Harper, #G20: 'Withdraw from Afghanistan now' http://bit.ly/avQNZm #g20report#cdnpoliFri Jun 25 2010 23:10:05 (Pacific Daylight Time) via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 6 others

trasie
RT @abtthecause RT @RaveenaAulakh 2 kids, barely 16, are being held in handcuffs at Union Stn. Girl is close to tears.#g20 reportabout 14 hours ago via TweetDeckRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

q_e_d
Hundreds of students on the move through closed #uoftcampus to join People First Rally @ Queen's Park. #g20reportabout 14 hours ago via txtRetweeted by rabbleca and 2 others

krystalline_k
G8/G20 Communiqué: Police conduct midnight raids on activists, up to 23 arrested http://tiny.cc/e9ecqabout 14 hours ago via webRetweeted by rabbleca and 11 others

@yeeguan The best part about rainy-day protests: you can pee in your pants, and no one will notice.about 14 hours ago via web

#Harper's aggressive plans: Canada at #G8 and #G20 summits http://bit.ly/c31pGK #economy #iran #climate #maternalhealthabout 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

AntoniaZ
RT @MDCLegalUpdates: Arrests of key organizers early this a.m. stay tuned for further details #g20report #g20about 14 hours ago via OsfooraRetweeted by rabbleca and 3 others

krystalline_k
Please RE-TWEET: Legal Numbers! Arrests/detention/jail calls = 416-273-6761 Family and friends = 416-273-6781 TTY = 416-531-0060about 14 hours ago via web Retweeted by rabbleca and 11 others

craigkielburger
Dozens of buses arriving at Queen Park for official #G20 protest. Originally expected 20-30k. With rain & security concerns, predicting 10k.about 14 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Retweeted by rabbleca and 4 others

 

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