Demonstrators rioted at the G20 summit in Toronto.
But I’m sure the few violent extremists don’t represent the protesters on the whole. I’m sure the peaceful and civic-minded Maoists in attendance had something reasonable and constructive to say that’s being overshadowed by the handful of extremists who show up at these things. It’s people like them who give anonymous masked thugs at incoherent public demonstrations a bad name–which is tragic, because there is no better way to make a stand for mutual cooperation and international solidarity than disrupting a summit of world leaders negotiating mutual cooperation in an expression of solidarity and recognition of cosmopolitan interdependence.
Anyone else staring to notice a pattern here?