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article imageG20 protest: 70 arrested at University of Toronto

By David Silverberg     Jun 27, 2010 in World
Toronto - Around 70 people have been arrested on a University of Toronto campus in connection with the G20 summit protests which ravaged Toronto on Saturday. Toronto Police say they found weapons and black clothing during the morning raid.
Among the weapons seized were bricks and sticks, dubbed "street weapons" by Toronto Police, CBC reports. Police raided the University of Toronto campus on Bancroft Avenue.
CBC reports the arrested individuals were male and female, and may not have been solely students. A reporter said he saw a man in his 50s taken into custody.
Police raided the residence at around 10 a.m., waking the suspects and often escorting them to police buses in their pajamas. The site is close to the Graduate Students' Union and the Earth Sciences Centre.
One man dressed in black told CBC News as he was loaded onto a bus to take him to a temporary detention centre on Eastern Avenue: "I was there to peacefully protest." Some of those taken into custody replied to reporters' questions in French.
Police say they have seized black clothing, but they didn't confirm a connection between those arrested at UofT and the Black Bloc, the black-clad protesters responsible for a majority of the property damage perpetrated last night in Toronto.
Also this morning, a group of around 100 protesters have marched to the makeshift G20 police detention centre on Eastern Avenue. Called a jail solidarity march, this protest is calling for the release of the more than 530 people taken into custody at this centre. CBC TV broadcast one woman being released from the detention centre, but there is no confirmation yet of any further releases.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair foresees more unrest in store for Toronto on Sunday. "There will be more violence Sunday because they have not achieved their objectives yet."
Several demonstrations are scheduled to take place across Toronto on Sunday, including an "anarchist rally" at 5 p.m. ET.
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