Saturday, June 26, 2010
The G20 Gorilla Show: My Video
As I said about a week ago, I've always wondered what it would be like to live in the kind of police state Stephen Harper would create, if he ever got a majority.
Well now I know.
Wearing bulletproof vests and helmets with the visors down, some 30 officers shoved their way through the crowd.
“This is what a police state looks like!” shouted one man before an officer sent him reeling with a kick to the groin. Another man was shoved repeatedly by police as he lay on the ground.
Because I've never seen so many police officers, there were many tense moments. And it almost turned into a nightmare on Elm Street.
At Elm Street, just north of the American consulate, police blocked the street. Officers donned gas masks and readied tear gas guns.
While a double line of officers in riot gear, holding shields remained at the front, about 200 extra officers, some on horseback, stood ready to reinforce them from behind. Officers also locked the gates to the perimeter fence for the first time.
It all ended peacefully, but with so many police and so many demonstrators, on a brutally hot afternoon, it could have ended horribly.
But you be the judge, because I made this video...
The bottom line: we need these summits like we need a hole in the head.
And by deciding to hold this gorilla show in the heart of the country's biggest city...
Stephen Harper has clearly shown he is unfit to govern.
Because only in my nightmares.
Is this my Canada...
(click pic to enlarge)