Police, Protesters Clash in Toronto Near G-20 Summit


Police in riot gear rounded up more protesters in Toronto Sunday in an effort to quell further violence at the global economic summit after black-clad youths rampaged through the city, smashing windows and torching police cruisers.

The 2010 G-20 Toronto Summit is the fourth meeting of the G-20 heads of government in discussion of financial markets and the world economy.

Since April 2010, an Integrated Security Unit, consisting of police officers from different regional departments, has been working on security in the Downtown core, where the summit will take place. Police officials have chosen locations to detain protestors and map traffic detours which would be in place during the two day summit. Several local events which were set to take place during the time of the summit have been affected due to their proximity to the summit location.

The security perimeter begins with the outer boundary, specifically bordered by King Street to the north, Lake Shore Boulevard to the south, Yonge Street to the east, and Spadina Avenue to the west, restricted to security officials and G-20 delegates only.

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