G20 protestors redirected from summit to Trinity Bellwoods Park, asked to grumble quietly

G20 protestors redirected from summit to Trinity Bellwoods Park, asked to grumble quietly

For those that doth protest too much (Image: Jane Martin) 

Nothing says “anti-establishment” like a march organized by the man. On June 26 and 27, G20 security officials plan to corral protestors into Trinity Bellwoods Park by way of designated “protest routes.” The 37-acre residential park, some two kilometers west of the summit’s outer boundary, or “yellow zone,” has been declared the summit’s official “protesting area.” On the Saturday of the Summit, the Ontario Federation of Labour plans to march from Queen’s Park to Trinity Bellwoods with Greenpeace, Oxfam Canada and the Canadian Labour Congress slotted to join. Spokeswoman Meaghan Gray says police will be “strongly encouraging” protestors to use the designated zone.

Adding to the irony of a micro-managed protest is the old movie studio at Eastern and Pape, which police will convert into a prisoner processing area, and this little gem from the Globe: “Police say live video of the protests will be made available to the world leaders—if they choose to watch.”

• G20 protesters to be confined to downtown Toronto park: report [Globe and Mail]
• All G20 protests will be directed to Trinity Bellwoods Park [Toronto Star]