Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Photos of Toronto under seige

Welcome to what used to be called "people city". Have a nice day.

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  1. I work down there and its been ugly and disruptive for several weeks, I was so damn glad to be off this week, I'd most certainly mouth off at someone and get a bat to the head.

  2. Thanks for posting the pics. My family lives in TO and my brother is keeping me posted. All I can say is thank Gawd I'm in Montreal.

    According to the latest from my brother, cops who have been catching folks taking pictures of the fence (from inside or out he didn't really make clear), would go so far as to "grab" people and make them erase their memory cards, even though a police spokesman had said it was legal to take pictures outside the fence.

    Anyway, if what my brother told me is true about power tripping cops nabbing folks for taking pics, please be careful.

    He also told me that because of some harmless bag left at a subway station, a whole squad went over there and the subway system was stopped??

  3. Thanks for the comments. It certainly is an unsettling feeling being right in the thick of the zone. Police are everywhere you look, there are lots of ambulances and I even saw a hazmat truck.

    I was a little concerned about having my camera seized, but I stayed in my vehicle with telephoto on, and no one seemed to notice me. I'd actually gone so far as to remove 2 bags of potting soil from the back of my van, in fact I cleaned it out totally before heading downtown.

    I'm lucky that I live and work in the suburbs and don't have to deal with this on a daily basis. Even so, there were 2 choppers overhead this morning.

    It's a very oppressive atmosphere to say the least.

  4. Fill,
    since I can't find an email attached to your blogger profile or your site, I guess this is the best place to let you know I've added you to the blogroll over at the Woodshed

  5. Thanks Rev - I'll return the favour just as soon as I getting finished typing this... which could be awhile since I seem to be going on and on.

  6. Without freedom, there is no democracy.

  7. When I think about it, I can't stand protesters. They caused the United States to break away from England in 1776.