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100 Powerful Protest Fiascos

To Honor the Toronto G20 Summit Report's Civil Rights Violations

— May 16, 2012 — Social Good
The Toronto G20 Summit that caused seemingly endless controversy, political lashback and straight-up vandalization of the streets in Toronto now has a new level of contention: the proof that civil rights were violated. With this new knowledge comes a political conundrum for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who many criticized for putting the G20 Summit in the downtown area of the most populated city in Canada.

Protests were expected; which is why the Canadian government hired thousands of police with protest gear at the ready. Mass arrests took place, and police brutality in Queens Park was, according to the report, running rampant.

The conduct of officials that are meant to regulate society and influence the implementation of law is crucial to any civilized society. This disturbing report indicates that Canadian police, acting on behalf of Canada -- one of the most civilized countries in the world -- were not acting in accordance with the values that Canadian society and law has set forward.

From the fashion industry to the economy, protests are a vital part of society and implementing change. Respectful and peaceful civic unrest has, and will hopefully continue to be, a protected form of legitimate political expression.
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Social Media-Fueled Protests
Social Media-Fueled Protests
The Prank Live With It! iPhone App Aims to Bring Awareness
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Tear Gas Guards
Tear Gas Guards
All Wall Street Demonstrators Should be Given a Breath of Life Escape Mask
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Flash Mob Tax Protests
Flash Mob Tax Protests
US Uncut Amuses and Confuses B of A Employees with 'Pay Up' Performance
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Powerful Political Protest Videos
Powerful Political Protest Videos
This Egyptian Protest Viral Peers Inside the Country's Unrest
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The Ethics of Protest
The Ethics of Protest
Noam Chomsky Discusses the Jeopardy of Activism
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94
Linguistic Protests
Linguistic Protests
English Professor Ousted from Starbucks for Refusing to Use the Lingo
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Socially Charged Seating
Socially Charged Seating
The Sebastian Errazuriz 'Occupy Chairs' Collection Commodifies Protest
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Protest-Inspired Bottle Poppers
Protest-Inspired Bottle Poppers
The 'Screwed by Wall Street' Corkscrews Offer Comedic Relief
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Glitzy Gay Rights Protests
Glitzy Gay Rights Protests
Code Pink Activists Glitter Bomb Tim Pawlenty
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90
Protestor Visual Art
Protestor Visual Art
Sophie Molins is Set to Reveal 'The Protestor' Demonstration Pieces
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Digital Rally Logistics
Digital Rally Logistics
The Google Maps Live Protest Map Directs Demonstrators in London
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Protesting With Footwear
Protesting With Footwear
Tibet Activists Throws Shoe At China Premier In The UK
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Eggo Bombs
Eggo Bombs
Fans Throwing Waffles Protest Losing Maple Leafs' Hockey Performance
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Rebellious Protest Photography
Rebellious Protest Photography
The Color Picture Series from Sam Durrant Takes a Stand
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Cubed Civic Games Parodies
Cubed Civic Games Parodies
Slate's ‘Occupy Wall Street LEGO Set' is Fictitious &
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Anti-Assault Protests
Anti-Assault Protests
SlutWalks are a Response to Attitudes About Rape
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Flash Mob Politics
Flash Mob Politics
Egyptian Protests Threatened by Social Media Shut-Downs
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Revealing Riot Weapon Charts
Revealing Riot Weapon Charts
'How Safe is Pepper Spray?' Examines the Anti-Protester Tactic
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Politically Charged Marshmallow Dioramas
Politically Charged Marshmallow Dioramas
The Washington Post Peeps Contest is Sweetly Satirical
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Olympic Protest
Olympic Protest
Torch Snuffed Out Twice in Paris, Attacked in London
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Viral Taxpayer Threats
Viral Taxpayer Threats
Post-Tea Party Mania, Texas Secession Rumors Loom
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Provocative Protesting Pictorials
Provocative Protesting Pictorials
'Rebels, Always Rebel' is aleXsandro Palombo's Latest Editorial
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Buddhist Activists Protest China Online
Buddhist Activists Protest China Online
Digital Dharma
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Cute Protesting Playthings
Cute Protesting Playthings
The WildAmmo '#Occupy Andy's Room' Snaps Show Turmoil Among Toys
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Profane Protests
Profane Protests
Viral Chinese 'Grass Mud Horse' Pranks Fight for Freedom of Speech
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Viral Online Protests
Viral Online Protests
Facebook Reverses its TOS After Viral Backlash, Begs Users to Stay
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Overzealous Authority Memes
Overzealous Authority Memes
The Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop is Famous on the Web
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British Protest Looks
British Protest Looks
The Fred Perry Black Canvas x 6876 Winter 2011 Collection is Non-Conformist
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Canadian Culinary Boycotts
Canadian Culinary Boycotts
PETA Speaks Out Against Maple Syrup to Save Seals
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Supercar Destruction Protests
Supercar Destruction Protests
Angry Chinese Man Publicly Destroyed His Lamborghini Gallardo
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Torching iPads
Torching iPads
Project Green Apple Protests Apple's Recycling Policies by Torching an iPad
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Powerful Protest Portraits
Powerful Protest Portraits
Guy Denning Creates Artwork That Exhibits Stark Emotions
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Political Spoofs as a Protest
Political Spoofs as a Protest
Hillary Clinton for Sunsilk
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Unlikely Media Protests
Unlikely Media Protests
Bon Jovi Joins Protest of 'Guitar Hero 5' Over Kurt Cobain Likeness
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Anti-Wealth Protesting Posters
Anti-Wealth Protesting Posters
The Fro Designs Visually Represent the 1% of Occupy
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Digital Vigilantism Graphs
Digital Vigilantism Graphs
The Virtual Wars Hacktivism Infographic Reviews the New Powerful Weapon
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Roof-Top Protests
Roof-Top Protests
Greenpeace Fights E-Waste From the Roof of Hewlett-Packard
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Blasting Bullhorn Sound Systems
Blasting Bullhorn Sound Systems
Listen to Music Loud and Clear With These Megaphone Speakers
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Political Wolf Hunt Protests
Political Wolf Hunt Protests
Defenders of Wildlife Against Sarah Palin
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Riotous Furniture Designs
Riotous Furniture Designs
The 'In Case of Riot Coffee Table' is Perfect for Impromptu Protests
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Tweeting Maintenance Mayhem
Tweeting Maintenance Mayhem
Scheduled Twitter Shutdown Paused For Iranian Protests
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Protester Armor
Protester Armor
The C.O.P Suit Helps Protect You While You Stand For Your Cause
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Protest Currency Campaigns
Protest Currency Campaigns
Occupy George Involves Circulating Fake Bills with Infographics on Them
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Blaspheming Benevolent Catwalks
Blaspheming Benevolent Catwalks
The WAD Magazine #Riot Issue Features the ‘Slutwalks'
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Parisian Protest Posters
Parisian Protest Posters
Activists Take Over Subway Billboards in Paris, France
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Crowdsourced Protest Posters
Crowdsourced Protest Posters
Alto Arizona Art Campaign Takes on Arizona Immigration Law
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Flash Mob Activism
Flash Mob Activism
Swiss Flashmobs Demonstrate Possibilities of Nuclear Plant Meltdown
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Political Protests at Sporting Events
Political Protests at Sporting Events
Flyers-Rangers Fans Boo Sarah Palin
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Colorful Cop Violence Books
Colorful Cop Violence Books
The Police Brutality Coloring Book was Inspired by Occupy Wall Street
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Knitting as Political Protest
Knitting as Political Protest
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Painful Protest Art
Painful Protest Art
Designers Against Child Slavery Teams with Artists to End Sex Trafficking
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Political Protest Collages
Political Protest Collages
Calvin Whitehurst Uses His Art to Challenge and Question
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Surveillance Protest Art
Surveillance Protest Art
CCTV's Collage of P.M. Gordon Brown
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Controversial Canine Activism
Controversial Canine Activism
PETA Dresses as KKK To Protest Westminster Dog Show in NYC
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Eccentric Activism Requests
Eccentric Activism Requests
PETA Asks Pet Shop Boys To Change Their Name
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Live Revolutions on Twitter
Live Revolutions on Twitter
With All Media Channels Blocked, Moldova Shows Conflict on Interne
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Successful Social Media Protests
Successful Social Media Protests
Did James Franco Cancel UCLA Commencement Speech Due to Facebook?
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Mysterious Male Protesters
Mysterious Male Protesters
Anniversary of the 'Tank Man' in Tiananmen Square
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Tragic Book Trashing
Tragic Book Trashing
Borders to Destroy Tens of Thousands of Books as Waldenbooks Closes
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Fleshmobs at Airports
Fleshmobs at Airports
Germans Bare All to Protest Full Body Scanners
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Riot Tourism
Riot Tourism
Political Activist Travel Breaks Down Geographic Barriers for Protesters
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Twitter Shaming
Twitter Shaming
Microbloggers Blast CNN's Iran Election Coverage at #CNNfail
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Green Protest Art
Green Protest Art
Environmental Graffiti Hits the Streets
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Anarchist Classical Paintings
Anarchist Classical Paintings
Billy Norrby Modernizes Elegant Works in an Epic Fashion
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Political Protest Protection
Political Protest Protection
The Miranda Camera
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Guerrilla Anti-Ad Groups
Guerrilla Anti-Ad Groups
'Les Deboulonneurs' Protesters Graffiti Slogans On French Billboards
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Badass Riot Suits
Badass Riot Suits
Julia Krantz Creates Armor for Activists Everywhere
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Anti-War Clothing Lines
Anti-War Clothing Lines
Carrot Clothing Hip Apparel is Activist Garb for Street Culture
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Raging Riot Photography
Raging Riot Photography
Boston.com Captures Piercing Protest Pictures
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Pet Lover Protests
Pet Lover Protests
Chinese Demonstrate Against Cat Meat Industry
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Funny Fake Protests
Funny Fake Protests
Toronto's North York General Hospital Underwear Affair
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Revealing Activist Photography
Revealing Activist Photography
G20 London Protest Photographs Capture Truth of Political Action
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Protesting Timepiece Sculptures
Protesting Timepiece Sculptures
The Dominic Wilcox Watches Tell Time While Sending a Message
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Urban Protest Art
Urban Protest Art
The Anti-Gentrification Street Art in Alabama is Something Worth Fighting For
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Anti-Palin Alaskan Protests
Anti-Palin Alaskan Protests
Pun-Laden Political Slogans
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Offensive Police Shields
Offensive Police Shields
This Bernardo Bajana Riot Shield Shoots Pepper Spray
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Guerrilla Benching
Guerrilla Benching
Green-Space Loving Activists Drill Down New Seats Around London
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Fashionable Protesters
Fashionable Protesters
Yes, We Care in Fashion Poland Summer 2011 Features Neo-Punk Disaster Style
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Anti-Banker Street Art
Anti-Banker Street Art
Wall Street Labyrinth by Liqen Visually Criticizes the Financial World
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Political Pride Protests
Political Pride Protests
Sarah Palin Drag Queens Banned at Gay Carnival
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Rebellious Protest Art
Rebellious Protest Art
Street Artist JR Creates Massive Murals for Awareness
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Powerful Protest Art Exhibits
Powerful Protest Art Exhibits
The Shepard Fairey 'Playing Field' Exhibition Challenges Culture
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Protesting Horse-Drawn Carriages
Protesting Horse-Drawn Carriages
Kirsten Johnston for PETA
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Precious Pet Protestors
Precious Pet Protestors
The Awwccupy Wall Street Tumblr Showcases Cute Pets at Occupy Protests
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Female Protester Tributes
Female Protester Tributes
'Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street' is Surprisingly Inspiring
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Protesting Puppet Parodies
Protesting Puppet Parodies
The Occupy Sesame Street Movement is Rioting Based on Reality
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Nude Nuclear Protests
Nude Nuclear Protests
‘The Environmentals' Stage Clothes-Free Activism Contest
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Riot Photography Parodies
Riot Photography Parodies
Photoshoplooter Makes Light of the Ongoing London Mayhem
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Protest Poster Mania
Protest Poster Mania
Vehement Tax Day Tea Party Signs in Chicago Bash Barack Obama
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Documenting Masked Rioters
Documenting Masked Rioters
The Black Bloc Wreaks Havoc on Toronto Streets at the G20
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Riot Beauty Photography
Riot Beauty Photography
Muir Vidler Captures Some Cheeky Girls in Harmful Situations
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Peaceful Riot Preventers
Peaceful Riot Preventers
The Disperse Riot Shield Aims to Avert Police-Protester Clashes
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Laugh-Inducing Protests
Laugh-Inducing Protests
These Funny Protesters Make Fighting the Man Fun
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Pop Culture Protests
Pop Culture Protests
ADDMINIMAL's Naughty Campaign Against Chalga in Bulgaria
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Fake Prostitutes
Fake Prostitutes
Cardboard Cut-Outs Make Neighbourhood Statement in Tel Aviv
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Fashionable Rebellion Photography
Fashionable Rebellion Photography
Fashion Gone Rogue's 'The Protest of Venus' Series is Dramatic
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Humorous Demonstrations
Humorous Demonstrations
The Best Protest Signs of 2009
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Riot Photography
Riot Photography
Crowdsourced Photography Becomes Go-To for G20 Riots in Toronto
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Naughty Pin-Up Protests
Naughty Pin-Up Protests
Air Comet Flight Attendants Strip Down to Draw Attention to Unpaid Wages
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