YouTuber catches G20 graffiti-taggers in the act and remarkable raw videos of Bay/King torching of police cars surface

July 18th, 2010  

The Power of YouTube, what can I say? I just found video of the guy spraying  “CULTURE OF DEATH” on the Bank of Montreal windows at Bay and King (June 26, 2010).

G20 GRAFFITI TAGGERS IN ACTION "CULTURE OF DEATH" and "POWER 4 PEOPLE" (Bay and King) June 26, 2010)

But if a picture’s worth a thousand words, then check out the remarkable 8 seconds of video by speedstriker. It shows two youth applying graffiti to the Bank of Montreal at Bay and King just before the rioters torched the police cruisers. The sprayer with the orange paint is not just responsible for “CULTURE OF DEATH” but likely also “MAKE THE RICH PAY”, “CAPITAL KILLS”, “OPPRESOR” [sic] on police cruiser “TAV59” as well as “EXPROPRIATION”.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH video confirms that the tagger in the background was in the act of writing, “POWER 4 PEOPLE”.  Given the fine blue marker, it’s an excellent bet that he was also responsible for “FUCK CORP GREED” (on BMO soccer ball at left) and also the guy who wrote, “FUCK SECURITY CULTURE” on the hood of police cruiser, “TAV58”.

YouTube Video, “G20 Toronto Protest Report: Spray Paint – Culture of Death ” 0:08 min

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

By far my best YouTube find was davegtv who posted three raw videos online. davegtv managed to document the Bay/King intersection before the rioters arrived as well as continued to videotape long after police forced me out at the opposite side of the street.  What this means is that davegtv just might have the most complete raw footage of what happened at Bay and King —period.

What is especially fascinating in reviewing davegtv footage is to examine the police response. davegtv caught superb footage of police actions south of Bay/King as well as east. My video filled in the gap documenting police and horses west of the intersection. A complete picture!

We’re now in the process of sychronizing davegtv’s footage with our own. Very easy to do.

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davegtv has absolutely must-watch raw video footage of Bay/King. For those who can’t wait for a sychronized version, check out davegtv‘s YouTube channel and specifically these raw videos.

“G20 police cars set on fire – Raw – 1/3 ” at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjOMYlsVNCo

“G20 police cars set on fire – Raw – 2/3” at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMbWTc4pmUo and

“G20 police cars set on fire – Raw – 3/3 “ www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3jfJ8x695g

Last, I want to leave you with one more video. Videotaped by MrJw74 and called, “G20 Police Show Restraint with Protester” it’s another must-view. Truly remarkable —especially when you can see in the background that Toronto firefighters are dousing what’s left of two police cars that rioters had set on fire…

Video shows one police officer gently pulling back a colleague who’s holding a baton, perhaps in his view a bit too close to the protester. As of July 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm MrJw74’s video has only gotten 368 views vs the tens of thousands hits of videos showing violence and confrontation. So it goes.

YouTube Video, “G20 Toronto Protest Report: Spray Paint – Culture of Death ” 0:08 min

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

G20 POLICE HANDSHAKE WITH PROTESTER "Freezeframe from MrJw74's YouTube video G20 Police Show Restraint with Protester (June 26" 2010)

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

One Response to “YouTuber catches G20 graffiti-taggers in the act and remarkable raw videos of Bay/King torching of police cars surface”

  1. Common Cause Hamilton Says:

    Just a friendly reminder of today’s community discussion hosted by Common Cause Hamilton:

    The Anti- G8/20 Movement: What We Won, What is still to be done?

    Wednesday July 21st 2010 7pm
    Skydragon Cafe
    27 King William St


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