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article imageG20 Detainee: We were put into cages, sat on concrete floor Special

By Andrew Moran     Jun 27, 2010 in World
Toronto - As of right now, there have been approximately 480 arrests and between 200 and 300 people were thrown into a temporary detention centre. Several people have been released from the centre. One recently released man spoke to DigitalJournal.com
More than 300 people have been arrested in the city of Toronto since the riots began on Saturday during the G20 protests. Those detained were put into temporary detention centres in the eastern part of the city at Eastern Avenue and Carlaw Road.
According to Edward Canahan, who was not protesting last night, they were thrown into cages with groups of between six to eight people. Each cage ranged in size, depending on the amount of people.
It seemed that Canahan "was at the wrong place, at the wrong time."
Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
The detainee explained that there was nowhere to sit so they had to sit on the concrete ground. He said he was held since about 2:30 a.m. after they arrested him in the Queen Street and Spadina Avenue area where the police vehicle was on fire.
Police cruiser on fire
Police cruiser on fire
He added that the police officers were very kind and gave him food. He was released from the detention centre at around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The peaceful protesters gave him a round of applause and cheered for him as reporters rushed to the individual.
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