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Ottawa bank branch firebombed

Are the G8 and G20 the next targets?

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An unnamed group claimed responsibility for the firebombing of a Royal Bank of Canada branch in an upscale Ottawa neighborhood, vowing to “be there” at next month’s G8 and G20 summits in Huntsville, Ont. and Toronto. A short video clip of the attack, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning, was posted online. A person comes out of the branch’s side door and is then silhouetted against an orange flash. Then another figure emerges, and the two cross the street in the leafy Ottawa residential area called the Glebe. “Resistance continues,” reads a text posted with the video. “An RBC branch can be found in every corner of Kanada (sic).” The Royal Bank was target for self-styled anarchists protesting the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The damage to the branch was estimated at $300,000.

Ottawa Citizen

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