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Woman accused of G20 vandalism gets 11 months in jail

Kelly Pflug-Back is shown in an undated Toronto Police Services handout file photo.

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An unrepentant woman who played an active part in the vandalism that rocked Toronto during the G20 summit two years ago has been given 11 months in jail.

The judge says Kelly Pflug-Back was among dozens of protesters who used black bloc tactics in what he called a well-planned window-smashing rampage through downtown Toronto in June 2010.

Ms. Pflug-Back had pleaded guilty to seven counts of mischief and one of wearing a disguise with criminal intent.

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Video and photographic evidence showed Ms. Pflug-Back — clad in black and her face covered — taking a pole to store windows, a police cruiser and an ATM.

The defence had pressed for a conditional sentence, while the Crown urged the judge to sentence Ms. Pflug-Back to up to two years.

The police crackdown as a result of the vandalism led to more than 1,100 arrests — many of innocent bystanders — resulting in charges against some of the officers involved.

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