Police Arrest 70 G-20 Protestors at U. of Toronto

TORONTO —A director for the University of Toronto’s Graduate Student Union (GSU) allegedly helped billet demonstrators in the building during the protest of the G-20 Summit.

As many as 70 people were arrested and charged Sunday morning, though police said those arrested do not appear to be University of Toronto students, according to the The Varsity. Police were able to seize “street-type weaponry,” such as bricks, sticks and rocks, black clothing and illegal substances.

The president for the University of Toronto Student Union (UTSU) claims that campus police knew that the GSU was going to be a base for protesters, adding that GSU’s External Vice President Daniel Vandervoort was responsible for the arrangement.

The arrests followed a series of peaceful G-20 protests, which turned violent after the Black Bloc Anarchists, a group known for their violent activities at many similar international government meetings across the world, infiltrated the demonstrations. More than 500 people have been arrested as a result of the demonstrations.

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