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Crashing the G8 Education Summit

by Isaac Oommen

Smashing the G8 pinata
The demo began at the VAG
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Solidarity Notes choir performed right in front of the police line
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Hotel security, with hats
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Officer George Wong
A rep from the hotel tries to order the demo back
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Police pushed one of the demo scouts off her bike
Officer Swan was one of the more violent cops of the day
A police line set up near Canada Place in front of the bus carrying delegates that the protesters blocked
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Police forcibly removed protesters standing next to the bus
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About ten plainclothes cops joined the police line
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Police suddenly decided to arrest two protesters
The arrests cleared the line for the shuttle to leave
Police returned to set up a cordon around the arrestees
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The protesters walked back as well to check on those arrested
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Police decided to take down four more protesters in a show of intimidation
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The infamous Officer Swan
One of the demonstrators accused this cop of telling her to "go back to your own country"
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Police took issue with anyone who hid his/her face from their camera
One cop was bent on trying to arrest one of the high-profile activists, and gave up after his own comrades told him to leave her alone

On May 21 delegates from universities across the world gathered at the Pan Pacific Rim hotel for the G8 Education Summit: a notorious closed-door meeting known to be geared towards the commercialization of education and research.

A group of 50-60 protesters gathered at the hotel and blocked the shuttle carrying delegates until police violently broke their lines.

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Comments

 Argh - the one photo I

 Argh - the one photo I really want to see has been made unavailable! I presume for legal reasons. I hope everyone is alright.

Yeah VMC policy is to not

Yeah VMC policy is to not have face photos of arrestees on here, in solidarity with those arrested and their wishes.

Everyone is released and alright, though sore.

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