More Pics from G20 Protests by Detained Photographer
Now that photojournalist Scott Stephens has been released from temporary Toronto police custody at the G20 protests, we are able to release more of his photos.
The gallery below depicts the progression of events after protesters gathered across the street from a makeshift detention centre in east-end Toronto, where hundreds of detainees were being held. After protesters were initially told by police to disperse, says Stephens, they were suddenly subject to mass arrest instead — a sweep that included the photographer himself.
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Besides photography, Scott was also able to capture video of the protest, including the following clips:
* WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE SOME FIND OFFENSIVE *
In this first clip, taken outside the detention center, an organizer urges everyone to “keep ****ing dancing!” despite a growing police presence.
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The group receives a warning from police to disperse.
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Another warning to disperse, this time with the threat of force. However, it becomes evident that police have blocked all exits.
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An organizer attempts to discuss the situation with a member of police (we now know without success).
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Shortly after this video was taken, the police moved in and many of those in the video were arrested.