And I sort of do really want to, but there's no way out and nowhere to go with my hubby and our 7 fur babies.
Let me explain. The G20 is in Toronto this weekend. My shop and apartment are halfway between the official protest site and the security fence. The weekend's biggest planned protest began about 3.5 hours ago and while it began peacefully, it's since degenerated into violence with looting, rioting, and a lot of destruction. I am less than 0.5 km on every side from the chaos and sitting in the eye of the proverbial storm. My street is quiet but I can hear the screaming, and a lot of sirens. I have friends who live even closer to the chaos, and one who is trying to get home from work now to care for his beasties who must be terrified by the noise that is literally on his doorstep now as militants and riot police clash. And to close the windows, I'm guessing, if tear gas is released. Which it may well be; last I'd heard, the cops had donned their gas masks and etc.
Oh, and that hospitals are in lock-down.
Live blogs of what's happening:
The Toronto Star
Note how much more optimistic than the Star blogger the Torontoist blogger is. I don't know what to make of that - location?
Oh, and apparently the tear gas has been used now.
The photo above is from The Toronto Star online.