Anarchists heading to Toronto’s G20 summit to “cause shit,” “party”

Anarchists heading to Toronto’s G20 summit to “cause shit,” “party”

Anarchist mulls choice between causing shit and humiliating the security apparatus during a march in Pittsburgh (Image: Mark Knobil) 

Anarchists are coming to Toronto during the G20. The Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistance (SOAR) sent out its rallying call last week. The document is a tour de force of non-specific threats, crying out to anarchist protestors to “cause some shit,” “humiliate the security apparatus,” “disrupt business-as-usual” and, of course, “party!” The group is promoting a diverse array of actions that are “militant and confrontational,” with the ultimate goal of making Toronto regret “letting the dang G20 in here.” The anarchists also propose some things to think about when gearing up for the event, including proper supplies (“Don’t forget water!”) and legal preparations (“How will you deal with arrests?”).

We just learned three things about anarchists: 1) they are sometimes fans of euphemisms; 2) they don’t mind publishing their specific meeting place where the police can easily read it (“Meet by 1 pm at the Northeast [sic] corner of College and university [sic]”); 3) they clearly don’t like Molotov cocktails as much as we thought they did. It’s good to know, though, that there’s still room for anarchy at the G20, when, Lord knows, there’s not room for much else.

Anarchists plan ‘militant’ protests at G20 [Toronto Star]