I understand and totally sympathize with your disgust of globalization, multinational corporations and the whole rot of global capitalism. I hear you, brothers and sisters! Down with the New World Order! Stop Global Warming! Hug a tree!
But the next G8 summit is in my old hometown (well, one of my hometowns). It's a quaint, backwoodsy little place- which is probably why they chose it (easier for security). It's not New York, or London, or anywhere close to the centers of power. Nobody who knows Huntsville would ever mistake it for Wall Street. This is cottage country: where people go to get away from all of that money-grubbing, rat-race nonsense. A 'blackberry' in Huntsville is still something you make jam out of. Now, ironically, this little town is going to be the global financial epicenter- at least, for one day.
So please, oh protesters, be kind. Don't burn down our little innocent town. (Why not just protest the Muskoka way, and moon the world's leaders?) There will be other summits. Other chances to get arrested (with nicer jails than Huntsville's... ew!) and other ways to 'fight the system'. Why not skip this one?