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article imageVandalism engulfs the city of Toronto during G20 Summit Special

By Andrew Moran     Jun 26, 2010 in World
Toronto - The protests began peacefully and then out of nowhere violence erupted. The windows of stores have been smashed, political messages spray-painted in a lot of places and police vehicles are still on fire. More damage is expected.
During the violent protests in various parts of downtown Toronto, some demonstrators took the liberty to set vehicles on fire, smash the windows to numerous establishments and spray-paint messages onto to buildings stating their dissatisfaction with the establishment.
In the late afternoon, near Queen Street and Spadina Avenue, a police car was set ablaze and dozens of spectators just watched the spectacle with police warning others to go back because some feared the vehicle would explode.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Tim Horton s window smashed at Yonge and College.
Tim Horton's window smashed at Yonge and College.
A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.
A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.
Window smashed.
Window smashed.
Majority of the damage that occurred was south of College Street where Starbucks and Tim Horton’s coffee shops were damaged in the riots. The clean up process began at these establishments but others such as the Scotiabank and CIBC buildings on Queen Street East have not.
One police officer at Queen’s Park told Digital Journal at he expects more damage and violence to happen as the night progresses and the G20 Summit continues.
At least six vehicles were set on fire in the downtown core.
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