So I was waiting to finish some work before getting started on this blog, and I had a proper introductory post planned. But I just have to get this off my chest.
I live in downtown Toronto. Right now there's a face off between police and protestors/onlookers. After a couple of police cars were set on fire on Queen St. West, the police moved in in force. And now a bunch of people are chanting "Whose streets? Our streets!" And it's like, there was arson. And taunting the police. They're just being antagonistic towards the police for the sake of it, without any point to it, without any cause. They aren't speaking truth to power, they're just being assholes to people trying to do their jobs and prevent further damage to property.
I'm pissed off.
And I'm pissed off at Harper for having the conference in downtown Toronto. Because of course this would happen. Anarchists always show up at these things. Businesses have been vandalized, the hospital district is closed down. They could have had the conference at the CNE, but no, the feds couldn't consult with local authorities. I'm really angry about the whole affair.