G20 police used imaginary law to jail harass demonstrators and jailed protestors in dangerous and abusive "detention center"

Last week's G20 summit in Toronto saw the extraordinary — and appalling — use of outdoor caged "detention centers" to house demonstrators who'd been arrested (and often ended up filled with random passers-by who were indiscriminately swept up police during the demonstrations).

Now the Toronto police have admitted that the law used to harass and search many of those demonstrators wasn't a real law, just something that they made up.

At the same time, disturbing first hand reports of the dangerous and abusive conditions inside the detention centers are emerging online.

Blog.to just got a press tour of the center and has photos.

(Thanks, Chris, Aaron, and Tim!)