- CBC reporter, after an audio story reporting the peaceful demonstration of cyclists in an intersection being advanced on by riot police was shown with b-roll of a physical confrontation between anarchists and police.
Demonstrators active on the streets of Toronto today - 30,000
Violent Protestors - a fraction of that number, your standard ‘anarchy now’ cabal, thrill seekers and angry young men.CBC’s Protest Coverage Strategy - Steadycam shots of legions of riot police, B roll of isolated incidents of violence (a rock being thrown, a immolated car), and ceaseless commentary on the ability of the police to “control” the situation, coupled with admissions that most of the mass didn’t cross the line into criminality.
Lingering Suspicion that a government that has before justified the use of ‘Agents provocateur’ might once again be satisfied with the amount of violence being created as a means of equating dissent with terrorist anarchy, and may be partially responsible for the escalation, given they’ve budgeted $1b in security (where the previous two G20 summits had a total security bill of $25m) - substantial.
and i was so hoping to graduate this year.