Journalist Steve Paikin, calling it an awful night for democracy, witnessed quite a bit in yesterday’s demonstration(s), including being “escorted” away by police, and you can read his series of tweets right here.
i have lived in toronto for 32 years. have never seen a day like this. shame on the vandals.
so the police just started arresting people. i stress, this was a peaceful, middle class, diverse crowd. no anarchists
the demonstration on the esplanade was peaceful. it was like an old sit in. no one was aggressive. and yet riot squad officers moved in.
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.
ppl standing around with hands in air. this was peaceful. it won’t be now. unprovoked attack by police