Face it - things aren't all that great. The world economy has had it's ups and downs ranging from the recession in the US to eurozone fears that started with the default of Greek debt. There are wars raging on in the Middle East, and there are fears that Iran and North Korea are up to no good.
Iran faces more sanctions, yet claims that their uranium enrichment process is for peaceful purposes only. The North and South Koreans are experiencing increased political tensions. Israel and Palestine are STILL at odds, and STILL fighting.
Given all this information, there are likely to be several protests at the G20 summit.
The rioters in Toronto aren't by any means peaceful protesters. Storefront windows have been smashed in, and chaos has been littering the streets of the city.
Canadian officials are speaking out, telling the world that Toronto is a world-class city and that the violent riots are in no way indicative of how things go in the city.
Citizens of Toronto are shocked.
Having visited Toronto on several occasions, the images on the news are shocking. Toronto is one of the cleanest large cities I have ever seen. The people are very nice and welcoming, considering the size of the city.
The topic of the G20 summit is the world economy, and there's hopes by many that leaders will be able to come up with ways to fix the world economy.