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G-20 Summit in Toronto – Part 3

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SubscribeFiled Under: Photo Journalism,by Neeraj

This photo essay is part of a special Photo Journalism series covering the events leading up to and of the G-20 Summit hosted by Toronto in June 2010.

Click for Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four Part Five Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine.

The pre-G20 Summit action has already started. There have been a few small protests already although I didn’t catch any of that action.

Here are some more pictures ahead of the G-20 Summit to be held on June 26-27. Today’s pictures fall into three categories that show how each of these are preparing for the Summit:

1) The Government of Canada
2) The City of Toronto
3) Businesses

Riot police walk around the security fence to make sure everything's peaceful

Riot police walk around the security fence to make sure everything’s peaceful

G-20 Summit in Toronto – Part 2

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SubscribeFiled Under: Photo Journalism,by Neeraj

This photo essay is part of a special Photo Journalism series covering the events leading up to and of the G-20 Summit hosted by Toronto in June 2010.

Click for Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four Part Five Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine.

The intimidation has begun.

There is a huge police presence on the streets of downtown Toronto these days. The police are well-armed and well-prepared (complete with riot gear). They are everywhere on the streets and even in vans with dark tinted windows parked on the road side.

View of Bay St. from Bay-Wellington intersection (notice the CCTV camera on the traffic light pole)

View of Bay St. from Bay-Wellington intersection (notice the CCTV camera on the traffic light pole)

I was walking around in my lunch hour and saw literally hundreds of police officers. It’s almost as if they are there so people “don’t even think about it”. It was difficult to take these pictures as they are watching everyone. Although it may be innocent enough, anyone taking pictures in this area in front of hundreds of police officers and dozens of CCTV cameras, does look suspicious. With the world leaders descending upon Toronto in a few days, the police won’t be taking any chances.

G-20 Summit in Toronto – Part 1

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SubscribeFiled Under: Photo Journalism,by Neeraj

This photo essay is part of a special Photo Journalism series covering the events leading up to and of the G-20 Summit hosted by Toronto in June 2010.

Click for Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four Part Five Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine.

Toronto is hosting the G-20 Summit this year on the June 26-27 (2010) weekend. The G-20 (“Group of 20”) Summit is the “premier forum for international economic cooperation.”

At last year’s convention in London, England, a historic pledge to inject US$1.1 trillion in the credit markets was announced to restore liquidity. This year’s Summit will probably focus on containing the spread of European debt crisis before it leads the world into yet another recession.

So, seeing as I work in the downtown Toronto core where many protests (by Environmentalist, Socialist, Human Rights groups etc) are anticipated, I’m planning to be citizen photo-journalist for the big event. Since I have no intention of being part of any protests, my photographs and coverage will be from a third-party point of view.

A poster seen on way to Toronto's Union Station

A poster seen on way to Toronto’s Union Station