January 27, 2021
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THE POLICE #8 – The G20: Fortress Toronto
When John and Susan Pruyn came to Toronto, they were hoping to protest against the G20 and then spend some time with their daughter. Instead, they would be caught up in a whirlwind of police misconduct with few precedents in Canadian history.
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Arshy Mann
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Andréa Schmidt
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When John and Susan Pruyn came to Toronto, they were hoping to protest against the G20 and then spend some time with their daughter. Instead, they would be caught up in a whirlwind of police misconduct with few precedents in Canadian history.

Featured in this episode: Jesse Rosenfeld, John Pruyn, Susan Pruyn, Sarah Pruyn.

Jesse Rosenfeld is a Toronto born journalist who has covered the Middle East since 2007. Based in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Gaza City, Cairo, Beirut, Istanbul, and Athens over the years, he has also reported from Iraq and the Balkans, contributing to The Nation MagazineThe Daily BeastThe Intercept, and Al Jazeera, among others. His work in the region is the basis of the National Film Board of Canada documentary Freelancer on the Front Lines.

To learn more:

“‘’I will not forget what they have done to me’” in The Toronto Star

You Should Have Stayed At Home by CBC’s The Fifth Estate

“Rejecting G20’s consensus of the few” by Jesse Rosenfeld in The Guardian

Additional music from Audio Network

This episode is sponsored by Rotmans, Cullen’s Foods, Alberta Advantage, and Manscaped.

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