“Furious” Miller to Torontonians: “Take a deep breath”
“Take a deep breath,” an angry Mayor David Miller told Torontonians on Newstalk 1010 a few minutes ago when asked about the violence spreading through downtown Toronto. The mayor has been in constant contact with police chief Bill Blair. “I am furious,” said Miller. “Be calm, despite the actions of a relatively small group of people. Allow the police to do their work to make sure we’re safe.”
The mayor’s comments come just as Newstalk 1010 reports that massive amounts of police have started moving in towards the rioters. The violence has now spread north to College Street, and some Twitter users are reporting that there are rocks being flung at the cops. The wake of the roving riot includes smashed windows at places like American Apparel and Foot Locker on Yonge Street.
Unconfirmed rumours of tear gas being used on the rioters have started trickling in via Twitter. If the rumours are true, those nearby are advised to heed the mayor’s breathing advice only once they’re several blocks away.