Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Boston Man Faces Four Charges in Connection with G20 Window-Smashing Rampage

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Boston Man Faces Four Charges in Connection with G20 Window-Smashing Rampage

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Boston man faces 4 charges in G20 vandalism

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TORONTO - An American man has been charged with several offences in connection with incidents at the G20 Summit in June 2010, Toronto police said Wednesday.

Quinn McCormic, 25, of Boston, Mass., was arrested on Friday and appeared in a Toronto court Monday to face four charges.

McCormic, an architect, consented to his extradition and was arrested when he arrived at Pearson International Airport, police said.

It's alleged that McCormic threw an object at the window of a Winners store (at College Street and Yonge Street) and that he also threw an object through a window at a CIBC bank (at College Street and Bay Street.)

They also allege that he threw an object through a window of the Toronto Police Museum (at 40 College Street) and estimate the total damage at more than $125,000.

McCormic is charged with three counts of mischief over $5,000 and disguise with intent.

Dozens of protesters -- many wearing disguises -- went on a window-smashing rampage through downtown Toronto during the international summit in June 2010. Damage included police vehicles that were vandalized and set on fire during the mayhem.

More than 1,100 people were taken into custody that weekend in one of the largest mass arrests in Canadian history, although most were released without charges.

However, more than 40 people have been successfully prosecuted for their parts in the rampage. …

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