Sunday, 16 October 2011

Letter to the Editor, Toronto Star, October 16, 2011,

Occupy Toronto protesters settle in at St. James Park,

by: Josh Tapper, Toronto Star, Staff Reporter,

Saturday, October 15, 2011,

“It's going to be civilized,” says Toronto Const. Johnny Moutar. “Everyone has a right to protest. I don't have a problem with it.” “I don’t think anything’s going to happen at all, Toronto police are very nice,” says occupier, Nico Salassidis. “No one's breaking windows,” says Toronto Sgt. Steve Lorriman, comparing Occupy Toronto to the 2010 G20 protests in Toronto but with 31 Police already injured in London and another 26 in Rome with 3 injured in New York City, is it only a matter of time until Occupy Central Command executes a day (or week or month) of violence in Toronto?

Predictably encouraged on opening day by the usual suspects who brought us the G20 riots, it will be up to saner heads on the Occupy Toronto committee to identify thugs and hooligans for the Police and to distance themselves from those inside and outside the Occupy movement who would harm the cause or the message, and the moment will be lost!

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