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Absolutely Massive: Five little layers from democracy

Absolutely Massive: Five little layers from democracy

Those whose job it is to create a safe world for bankers are sure hoping to not be bothered by outsiders, as seen in the G-20 security plans that have been announced

According to Const. Ed Boltuc, a Toronto police officer and community liaison with the Integrated Security Unit:

“The Olympics that you saw recently in Vancouver was actually the largest security event ever to take place here in Canada. The G20/G8 surpasses that completely. There’s going to be a massive — absolutely massive — presence of police and security on the ground like you’ve never seen before.”

Why am I getting the sneaking suspicion that Harper, in all his ideological zealotry and his distain for democratic processes, is looking to show the world that he can kick ass with the best of them and that nothing is going to stop him from doing what he wants, where he wants? Why else would he be having the G-20 right downtown in Canada’s largest city?

The Star further outlines the plans:

This inner security zone will be strictly controlled during the summit weekend and blocked off with an “unscalable” fence rising at least 3 metres, Boltuc said. Anyone requiring access will have to pass a “five-tier system of security,”

The outer layer will be protected by Toronto police, Boltuc said. While speculation had placed the boundaries at Queen St. to the north, Yonge St. to the east, Lake Shore Blvd. W. to the south and Spadina Ave. to the west, Boltuc said the area won’t be quite that large.

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