Accused ‘facilitator’ in G20 violence arrested

July 21

A woman who Toronto police believe caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage during an anti-G20 protest on June 26 has turned herself in.

At a Wednesday afternoon news conference, police released 21 more pictures of people suspected of violence and vandalism during the protests.

Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux of the police service’s G20 investigative team asked the public for help in identifying those people.

Giroux singled out one woman who, he alleged, “was responsible for a tremendous amount of damage in the downtown core.”

Kelly Pflug-Back, 21, is facing six counts of mischief over $5,000. If convicted, she could face “a substantial jail sentence,” Giroux said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Pflug-Black of Norwood, Ont., turned herself in to police in Peterborough.
Accused in attacks

She is accused of being a “facilitator” who gave directions to other people to cause damage.

Police believe she was involved in an attack on a police cruiser on June 26, as well as attacks on several retail businesses.

The new photos come a week after police released what they called a top 10 “most wanted” list of those suspected of criminal activity during the summit.

Since then, police have arrested 10 people in connection with the violence that erupted during the summit, primarily on June 26. They face a total of 21 charges, most of them for mischief over $5,000.

Nearly 1,000 people were detained before and during the G20 as part of the largest peacetime mass arrest in Canadian history.

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