Americans extradited to Canada for G20 protest

 

Pedestrians walk by a store which had its windows broken by anti-G20 protesters on Yonge Street in this file photo from June 26, 2010.

Pedestrians walk by a store which had its windows broken by anti-G20 protesters on Yonge Street in this file photo from June 26, 2010.

Who are they kidding? Let’s show we’re tough and have no tolerance to crime but meanwhile they get here, are tried, and if convicted they’ll get a few days in jail?? Are they forgetting this is Canada? What’s the point of wasting money on extraditing them when the sentence is a joke???

 

Three Americans are being extradited to Canada to face more than 100 charges related to damage during a protest at the G20 economic summit in Toronto last June, police said Friday.

“These people may think they have gotten away scot free but they won’t,” said Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux, who leads the G20 team.

Two of the suspects live in New York and the third in New Hampshire, said Giroux.

Their names will not be released until they are in the custody of U.S. marshals, he said. They will likely face prosecution in the new year.

The G20 investigative team has accused the three of involvement in more than $500,000 damage to stores and banks on June 26, when a protest in downtown Toronto turned violent.

About $2.5 million worth of store and bank windows were damaged along Queen and Yonge Sts. The pickaxe attack on the CIBC windows at Commerce Court left $385,000 worth of shattered glass, not all of which has been repaired.

So far, 42 people have been arrested in connection with the violence and face 145 criminal charges.