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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 11:48 PM
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Globe and Mail: ‘Weapons’ seized in G20 arrests not what they seem
Toronto Police staged a display of weaponry to demonstrate “the extent of the criminal conspiracy” among hard-line G20 protesters, but several of the items had nothing to do with the summit.

Facing criticism for their tactics, police invited journalists on Tuesday to view a range of weapons, from a machete and baseball bat to bear spray and crowbars.

Chief Bill Blair, who told reporters the items were evidence of the protesters’ intent, singled out arrows covered in sports socks, which he said were designed to be dipped in a flammable liquid and set ablaze.

However, the arrows belong to Brian Barrett, a 25-year-old landscaper who was heading to a role-playing fantasy game when he was stopped at Union Station on Saturday morning. Police took his jousting gear but let Mr. Barrett go, saying it was a case of bad timing.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/we...
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 11:58 PM
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1. So the Toronto Police are Snidely Whiplash
masquerading as Dudley Doo-Right? :crazy:
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