G20 Toronto photo gallery: after the riots

G20 Toronto photo gallery: after the riots

In the wake of yesterday’s violent anti-G20 protests in downtown Toronto, police attempted to regain control of the streets while people looked on, continued with peaceful demonstrations or snapped photographs of the unusual events. After more than 500 arrests and a night of continued violence, the downtown core became calm once more. Here, our slide show of the state of Toronto after yesterday’s upheaval.

A man offers free hugs to police, protesters and passersby in downtown Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 

A passerby finds some bargain affection from a man offering free hugs (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
A man offering free hugs in downtown Toronto is arrested by police (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
A man is arrested during anti-G20 protests in downtown Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
The police presence in downtown Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
Police on horseback speed by near Queen's Park on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
Anti-G20 protesters at Queen's Park on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
Anti-G20 protesters form a human chain at Queen's Park on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
An anti-G20 protester give cops the peace sign in downtown Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
Road closed: police form a line behind some debris near the University of Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
A peaceful protest moves through downtown Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
Police guard the intersection of Spadina and Queen West after violent protesters tore through the area on June 26, 2010 (Image: Karon Liu) 
A man is arrested in the wake of protests against the G20 in Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Karon Liu) 
"Closed:" A Starbucks attached to a TD branch at Bay and Queen sits with a smashed window after the anti-G20 protests on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf)  
A common sight in downtown Toronto yesterday: a passerby with a camera phone snaps some shots of police in riot gear (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
A shop owner closes up in the wake of violent demonstrations in downtown Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
Police and firetrucks near the site of a burned security vehicle on Queen Street West on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
Police in riot gear survey the damage after one of their own cars was set ablaze in downtown Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf) 
Gawkers on a rooftop surveying an area of downtown Toronto damaged after an anti-G20 protest turned violent (Image: Aaron Leaf) 

A policeman films some of the destruction caused by violent protests in downtown Toronto on June 26, 2010 (Image: Aaron Leaf)