Both sides are blaming the other, of course. However, there was a Canadian writer from Inside Soccer who witnessed the event and said one of the kids went over to sign autographs when they were told to not do so, then the cops over-reacted when he inquired why.
Is autograph signing illegal in Toronto? I once carried a flag into SkyDome and had the pole removed because it "represented a threat to safety." Never mind that it was the Vanier Cup, and we all know how violent Canadian college football fans are! Of course, you can carry a flag into pretty much any other stadium in the world, including the Hanger I believe. Toronto is just so f****** **** some times.
The Chileans over-reacted of course, just like the Latins do when the roll all over the field like they've been shot when someone brushes up against them on the pitch. Its all over the newspapers in Chile, and the President even made a comment.