Using tear gas, shields, clubs and pepper spray, police arrested almost 500 people at the G-20 summit in Toronto after a breakaway group of protesters smashed storefronts and set fire to several police cars. –JCL

The Guardian:

Almost 500 people have been arrested after a group of anarchists torched police cars and smashed storefronts close to the G20 summit in Toronto.

The Toronto Star, citing security officials, reported that 480 people were detained after violence broke out when several hundred masked protesters broke away from a larger, peaceful demonstration yesterday.

Clean-up crews worked through the early hours to clear away debris. By sunrise, the Star reported, Queen Street West, in central Toronto, had been cleaned up except for scorched areas where police cars had been set on fire. A few shops had windows boarded up.

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