Police leave protestors vulnerable without gas masks
G20: I saw a few police officers removing gas masks from protestors' bags in Allan Gardens and others saw the same thing elsewhere on the weekend. We're not talking about black-garbed thugs in bandanas, but young people, as well as volunteer street medics, who'd bought the masks as a precaution (as did most journalists). Why? It's illegal to carry a gas mask to a demonstration with the potential for tear gas?