From the Department of Fat @ndy: “What’s a Riot?” & “Who Remembered to Bring the Marshmallows?” comes news of the arrest in Toronto of
over 9000 40 75 500 suspected Kiwis following a riot, called to celebrate the arrival of 20 war criminals robber barons heads of state. The 20 are understood to have arrived in Toronto earlier in the week in order to attend the latest in a series of secretive meetings in luxury hotels. The gang group calls themselves the ‘G8’ (or alternatively ‘G20’), and are known to be extremely powerful and violent concerned about global poverty and environmental degradation.
According to The Australian, some of the anarchist group’s leaders were among 75 arrested yesterday (that is, Caturday), and police knew the identities of other troublemakers from photographs taken after the melee (in which a police vehicle was badly damaged). But a yellow dog, widely believed to be il Capo di tutti capi and known by various pseudonyms, some of the more common being ‘Loukanikos’ and ‘Kanellos’, has once again escaped police custody.
The Kiwis and their canine leader are understood to have been criss-crossing the globe in pursuit of the 20, and in recent years their tour has taken in Melbourne, Athens, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Pittsburgh and now Toronto. “What we saw yesterday … is a bunch of thugs that pretend to have a difference of opinion with policies and instead choose violence in order to express those so-called differences of opinion,” Dimitri Soudas, spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, told a news conference.
A Marxist concurs:
The anarchist crazies involved in the ultra-violence were in no serious sense part of Caturday’s demo. Just like their black bloc mates in Europe they simply exploited the demo for their own purposes.
Right throughout the lead-up to Caturday they made clear their hostility to and contempt for other protestors. On Caturday they did all they could to disrupt the demonstration and were hostile, abusive, threatening and ultra-sectarian towards people on the demo.
Canada, fortunately, has not previously been blighted by the sort of black bloc anarchist activities which have had such a disastrous impact on demonstrations in Europe. These people are simply provocateurs that open up protests to police repression. In Europe their ranks have been riddled by police agents and fascists.
What gave them a certain critical mass at the G8/G20 was the presence of considerable numbers of anarchists from overseas. A Marxist from New Zealand said he recognised at least 40 Kiwi anarchists. He knew at least 20 of them by name. There were also a considerable number of black bloc anarchists from Europe. We know of people from Sweden, Germany and England. These people are like football hooligans who travel the world looking for violence.
On top of that there were also a considerable number of anarchists from outside Ontario.
Because of the behaviour of these provocateurs the media and the law and order brigade are having a field day.
The left should offer no comfort to these crazies. We should do whatever we can to isolate them. They are wreckers. If they grow in Canada it will simply make it harder to build future protests and movements.