Picture of the Week #76

A scene from the weekend when Toronto hosted the G20 Summit (June, 2010).  Never in the history of Canada were the police officers given such sweeping powers to arrest and detain anyone they liked.  I was almost arrested myself when the riot police surrounded a major intersection that had a handful of protesters and hundreds of spectators (like me).  The price-tag for the Summit weekend security?  Only a billion dollars.

I think the Indian police in Kashmir need equipment like this to fight the stone-pelting "little terrorists".

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