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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    I'm not supporting any protesters that turn violent and cause property damage but isn't protesting a right in a democracy?

    As far as the Olympics it's no fun for me anymore. Too many events and too commercialized. How many years will the Canadian taxpayers be paying for the this? Is it cost effective, as in bringing in tourism or is it ultimately a drain on the treasury?

    But then again it's probably just me. The Super bowl and NASCAR with it's commercialism makes me want to vomit too.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Wow. Okay so they really are hippies. And they really are protesting the Olympics. I never knew people protested the Olympics.
    Sometimes the cities get rid of the undesirable elements to prepare for the arrival of the Olympics.

    I could see people being pissed about that.
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Sometimes the cities get rid of the undesirable elements to prepare for the arrival of the Olympics.

    I could see people being pissed about that.
    There were some laws passed to that effect for homeless people in Vancouver (of which there are a lot).
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    I'm not supporting any protesters that turn violent and cause property damage but isn't protesting a right in a democracy?
    The police weren't going after people for protesting, but for being violent and damaging property.

    As far as the Olympics it's no fun for me anymore. Too many events and too commercialized. How many years will the Canadian taxpayers be paying for the this? Is it cost effective, as in bringing in tourism or is it ultimately a drain on the treasury?
    That's what a lot of people are protesting about.
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    There were some laws passed to that effect for homeless people in Vancouver (of which there are a lot).
    Not criticizing Vancouver but that happens every time.
    Have to shuffle out or hide the poor people to save face.

    That and travel restrictions and additional headaches on the locals.
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Not criticizing Vancouver but that happens every time.
    Have to shuffle out or hide the poor people to save face.
    Yeah, there was a law passed making it easier for police to force homeless people into shelters citing "extreme weather conditions". I imagine it's pretty hard to cite extreme weather these days!

    That and travel restrictions and additional headaches on the locals.
    Yeah, I wouldn't want to live in Vancouver right now, exciting as it is.
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    It's annoying how protestors whine about police "brutality" after protests turn violent. What the **** do they expect?
    I think they should all be shot. With Rubber bullets.


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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    BTW how much are the tickets to attend the Olympics? Can an average citizen afford it anymore especially in these economic times? Just curious.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Protesters seem to treat protesting as a fun day out if your serious about something why not dress in suits and stand silently for 8 hours it would be far more effective.
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent IM
    "The most violent thing I've seen all day were the arrests by the police, beating people with bicycles,
    Gotta give props to the Vancouver police for inventiveness, if nothing else.

    Around here, they just use batons.

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