For those of us living in downtown Toronto, this weekend has been intense and unforgettable.
This city with a global reputation for “everyone getting along” is suddenly the side of violent clashes between so-called “protesters” and police.
Many are worried about the G8 and G20 riots leaving a lasting mark on the city’s reputation.
But is that likely? I’ve been monitoring tweets about Toronto for indications. Here’s a sample.
what the hell is going on with #toronto?
My heart feels so heavy about what is happening in the city I love…Toronto…I could cry. #G20 #Toronto #Protest #humanrights
No tea party in Toronto. Who is rioting at #G20? COMMUNISTS #tcot
I support the #toronto cops! Gas those anarchists
Riot. Riot. Riot. Everyone is rioting in Toronto. They dress in black. Lots of them have ski goggles. I just thought I would tell you
Where are these angry vandals during a normal week in #Toronto? They go to our schools and eat at our restaurants; they walk among us. #G20
What on earth is going on in Toronto? Good golly – I’m glad I’m in New York!
I tip my hat to all policemen/women in Toronto. They’re containing those morons quite well. #G20
A quote re: the G20 summit in Toronto: “If you hate capitalism, move to North Korea.” Discuss. #G20
Anybody that takes their child to the Toronto protest is a moron and should be charged with child endangerment…
I think there’s a hottopic in Toronto…
My city is physically and emotionally in shambles. Where is batman when you need him? #toronto #G20 #fail #policestate
Toronto: I am watching.
Riots in Toronto. Police cars on fire. #G20 hooligans run rampant in the streets. No authorities anywhere. Normal day in Gotham.
hell yeaah ,Im getting out of toronto before the protesters burn my ass! I’m almost at the border:) DUTY FREE TIME!
I HEART you Toronto!
Do you think this will leave a black mark on Toronto the Good’s good name?