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G-20 Summit in Toronto – Part 6

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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.

So finally today, I caught some live G-20 action! There was a big protest on Queen St. and Bay St. They were protesting for the aboriginal community of Canada that is largely ignored by the government, and live in poverty on their own native land.

Poor education and unemployment are trademarks of Native reserves. It’s disheartening how the first peoples of this land live like refugees in their own house.

I got in the middle of all the action and took pictures like a true freelance photographer – it was fun! I saw first hand what a peaceful protest can accomplish – positive media coverage and increased public awareness.
I was walking around on Queen St. when I saw this...

I was walking around on Queen St. when I saw this…

It was a protest. At first it looked small... however, it was quite big.

It was a protest. At first it looked small… however, it was quite big.

The protest was generally about the Native or Indigenous people's rights and abuses by the government

The protest was generally about the Native or Indigenous people’s rights and abuses by the government

Banners are a great way to get the message across

Banners are a great way to get the message across

I'm not sure what that flag represents - solidarity among the Indigenous People?

I’m not sure what that flag represents – solidarity among the Indigenous People?

Many media men and women were covering one of the first major protests before the G-20 weekend

Many media men and women were covering one of the first major protests before the G-20 weekend

Something was written on the large banner - but I couldn't see it properly

Something was written on the large banner – but I couldn’t see it properly

Check out the guy dragging a dummy and a cameraman following him

Check out the guy dragging a dummy and a cameraman following him

The protesters were walking north on Bay St. towards Queen's Park

The protesters were walking north on Bay St. towards Queen’s Park

Obviously, the road was closed and traffic was halted

Obviously, the road was closed and traffic was halted

This was probably aired as "Breaking News"!

This was probably aired as “Breaking News”!

It seemed people from various ethnic backgrounds participated in the protest

It seemed people from various ethnic backgrounds participated in the protest

Stop Native Genocide - I don't know much about the history to comment on this sign...

Stop Native Genocide – I don’t know much about the history to comment on this sign…

The native community is largely ignored not only in Canada, but also in United States and Australia

The native community is largely ignored not only in Canada, but also in United States and Australia

There were quite a few "characters" in the protest

There were quite a few “characters” in the protest

In spite of being a large protest, it was very peaceful

In spite of being a large protest, it was very peaceful

I need to find out more about this genocide (I'm assuming its 'genocide' by way of ignoring the living conditions of the Natives on reserves)

I need to find out more about this genocide (I’m assuming its ‘genocide’ by way of ignoring the living conditions of the Natives on reserves)

The tail-end of the protest

The tail-end of the protest

Police were following to make sure traffic doesn't come too close to the protesters

Police were following to make sure traffic doesn’t come too close to the protesters

Mounted Toronto police following the protesters on horse back - those are some pretty big horses!

Mounted Toronto police following the protesters on horse back – those are some pretty big horses!

Stay tuned for Part 7 for more pictures as we get closer to the Summit date (June 26-27, 2010).


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Posted by:Neerajon June 24, 2010

1 Comments to: “G-20 Summit in Toronto – Part 6”


  1. So different in tone manner and personality from the demonstrations that often lead to rioting and pelting and destruction here! Ty for sharing these:)

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