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Riots in the streets of Toronto, site of G20-Summit

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CBC Website, photo by Chris Young/Canadian Press)
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Police car burns after protestors set it on fire in Toronto

By Eileen Buckely

Toronto, Ontario – Rioters hit the streets of downtown Toronto to protest against the G20-Summit underway.

Thousands of protestors are clashing with Canadian Police in the streets. Fires have been set in the streets and to at least two police vehicles in downtown Toronto.

Tactical riot police, some downed with gas masks, have formed blockades against the violent protestors. Rioters hurled bricks and rocks, smashing windows of banks and shops.

CTV News reports that a group of anarchists, the so-called Black Bloc, is reportedly behind the violent riots against the G20 Summit. Reports say the organization forced their way through a security zone set up for the summit.

CTV says Toronto Mayor David Miller said Torontonians should be "very angry" about the violent riots.

"That's not protesting, that's people who deliberately want to break windows, who want to burn cars," Miller told CTV News Channel. "That has nothing to do with the right to protest, it's simply crime," said Miller.

Security forces are working to implement safety measures around the site of the G20 summit.

You can read more about the riots by going to the CBC Website at www.cbc.ca/canada.