Memories still vivid of Summit of the Americas madness in Quebec City

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Protesters gathered near the intersection of Boulevard Honoré-Mercier and Rue Saint-Jean during the 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City. Tear gas and the chain-link barricade around the conference precinct can be seen.

My souvenir riot puck may be somewhere in the house or lost over the boards. The mini-disc recorder a masked Black Bloc thug stomped to pieces with his army boot stayed in a bag in my office drawer for years before finally being chucked out.