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Over 500 arrested in rioting in Toronto

06-28-2010 08:24 BJT Special Report: Hu Visits Canada, Attends G20 Summit |

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In downtown Toronto, police have arrested over 500 protesters to bring the situation under control. Police said they hoped protests on Sunday would be quiet. But when they lost control of a violent and fast-moving crowd, the arrests came quickly.

The arrested included four who climbed through the sewer system and emerged near the lock-down area where world leaders are attending the G20 summit. And a large number of people were detained in a raid at the University of Toronto's downtown campus. The riots started Saturday afternoon after groups of masked anarchists broke away from a larger peaceful demonstration.

Police arrest a man during a protest at the G20 summit in Toronto June 27, 2010. Police in Toronto fired tear gas on protesters for a second straight day on Monday as new violence surrounding the G20 summit erupted and the arrest tally climbed toward 600. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Police arrest a man during a protest at the G20 summit in Toronto 
June 27, 2010. Police in Toronto fired tear gas on protesters for 
a second straight day on Monday as new violence surrounding the 
G20 summit erupted and the arrest tally climbed toward 600. REUTERS
/Christinne Muschi

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