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YONGE STREET RIOT 1992 – Critical Analysis

The Yonge Street Riot of 1992 holds a great deal of significance when analyzing the criminalization of dissent. In short, this event originated as a peaceful gathering in light of the outcomes of the Rodney King case in Los Angeles (Bradburn, 2011). Other contributing cases of police brutality at the time included the killing of […]

Yonge Street Riot 1992 – Media Analysis

The Yonge Street Riot that took place in 1992 has been damagingly portrayed in the media in various ways. What had originated as a peaceful gathering in front of the US Consulate located in Toronto progressed into a chaotic series of events spiraling out of police control. The purpose of this analysis will be to […]

Yonge Street Riot (1992) Overview

On May 4th, 1992, what began as fairly peaceful gathering in front of the US Consulate located in Toronto, escalated into what we now refer to as the Yonge St. Riot of 1992. The purpose of the gathering was to protest the racism and excessive use of force applied by Toronto Police. The decision to […]