Photo by Posterchild.
Stephen Harper, decked out in riot gear, is guarding the bridge where Dupont meets Dundas.
The stencil is fresh work from street artist (and Vandalist curator) Posterchild, who put the piece up on Monday, the morning after this all happened and two days after this all did.
In an email to Torontoist, Posterchild says: “I’m just so upset at everything (like a lot of Torontonians), but I have had trouble sorting out how to express it. I was not sure where and how to direct my outrage. It’s hard when I’m a vandal, and mindless, insensitive vandals are a big part of the problem… so there is the Black Bloc, certainly, for giving protesters and vandals a bad name… but who led them to my city? Who spent one billion (plus?) on security that didn’t protect locals—only villainized them? Whose government organized the whole mess?”
On his blog, Blade Diary, Post addresses the stencil to Harper. “I don’t like you Mr. Harper,” he begins, “I don’t like what you’ve done to my democracy, my country, and my city.”