Photojournalists Arrested in G20 Clash
A pair of photographers working for Canada’s National Post were arrested over the weekend while documenting protests of the G20 summit in Toronto.
On Saturday night The National Post published a report that staff photographer Brett Gundlock and freelancer Colin O’Connor were detained by Toronto police while photographing protestors clashing with police. The report included a blurry photograph of Grundlock being wrestled to the ground by several officers in riot gear.
After spending 24 hours in custody on charges of obstructing a peace officer and unlawful assembly the two photographers were released on bail and recounted their experiences in an interview with the National Post.
"We were handcuffed. They emptied my wallet. I still don’t know what happened to some of our camera equipment," O'Connor said.