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Things at the G8 are going well!


Asked by QandA at 11:10 PM on Jun. 26, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well technically you're right. The G8, which ended Friday and was held in a small resort town didn't have any riots. But the G20, held here in Toronto, is making up for it fast. 4 police cars torched, countless windows smashed, and almost 500 arrests. But YAHHHHH! the G8 was peaceful!


    Answer by Bezu at 9:33 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • Which part? The riots or the international condemnation for charity orgs that they aren't spending enough? Or did you mean the part where they're ignoring Obama?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:16 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Google it, QandA:

    "Black-clad demonstrators broke off from a crowd of peaceful protesters at the World Summit, torching a police cruiser in the financial district and smashing windows with baseball bats and hammers."

    I think that qualifies as a riot.  It certainly doesn't qualify as "peaceful".


    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:33 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • NP--
    Way to "sugar coat" it!!! LOL :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:40 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • It is all a matter of semantics. The G8 ended and the G10 started. Same thing different title. These people went armed (with "riot" instruments), ready to do their destruction on a town that had to use pepper spray for the first time to disperse a crowd (according to the Toronto mayor this morning on MSNBC) One of the demonstrators made a mistake and showed her face. They are always masked. They were smashing windows and burning police cars. But, the Tea Party rallies had been deemed violent. I think we just saw a demonstration of liberal violence (they have made no secret of letting you know what ideal they support). Compare that to the people who identify with the conservative ideals. Who is violent?

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:54 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • There are no riots going on there, everything is peaceful there.

    Comment by QandA (original poster) at 11:18 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • OOPS! ***G20***

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:55 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • G8,!!!!!! GEEZ! try to point out something actually going good and get mostly bad reviews. Bezu---thank you for nowing what you are talking about, I was glad to hear that everything went well there.

    Comment by QandA (original poster) at 6:20 PM on Jun. 27, 2010