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article imageToronto Police release G20's 'top 10 most wanted list'

By Andrew Moran     Jul 14, 2010 in Crime
Toronto - Toronto Police have released a G20 top ten most wanted list of protesters and activists who allegedly vandalized police vehicles, businesses and banks. The Toronto Community Mobilization Network (TCMN) has questioned the validity of the list.
More than 1,000 people have been arrested since the demonstrations and riots that took place in Toronto during the weekend of the G20 Summit. Most of the arrestees have made allegations that police officers mistreated detainees and committed human rights violations.
However, on Wednesday, the Toronto police force released a top ten most wanted list of protesters that they believe caused vandalism and incited violence during the G20 upheaval last month, according to CBC News.
CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
During a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, the police department’s G20 investigative team called upon the public to help identify the protesters who took part in criminal activity between Jun. 26 and 27.
“They are individuals who are not suspects, they are people who are wanted for criminal offences and the only difficulty that the investigative team has is that, at this point, we don't know who they are,” said Detective-Sergeant Gary Giroux. “So we're seeking the assistance of the public to identify them to us.”
There have been numerous photos taken of police vehicles on fire, shattered glass of civilian vehicles and businesses and a large number of banks having their ATMs smashed, their walls spray-painted on and windows smashed.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
In an email to the author, the TCMN questioned the validity of this list and called the top ten most wanted a list “a media circus,” while also stating that the police has already wasted $1 billion and now they “have even more money to throw” at establishing investigative teams, news conferences and attempting to detain activists and protesters.
“Where is the Top 10 list of suspects responsible for the deaths and disappearances of over 500 Indigenous women?” asks Claudia Calabro of the TCMN. “Where is the Top 10 list of suspects responsible for Canada’s mining atrocities? Where is the special investigation team for suspects who tortured Afghanis?”
On Saturday, thousands of people marched the streets of Toronto demanding the government to establish a independent public inquiry.
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