I was afraid that the Occupy Wall Street protests in Canada may not be well attended, given the human rights abuses at the G-20.
But Canadians rock. Being locked in cages, beaten by police and kettled on the streets like livestock, scared no one.
The National Post has some great photos. I love the first one, though I'm not sure why Harper, Flaherty and Clement would show up at this event.
I was also surprised to learn that Canada not only joined the movement, but may have inspired it. According to the Global Post:
It was a homecoming of sorts this weekend as the Occupy Wall Street movement made its way north. Thousands turned out in peaceful protests in more than a dozen cities across Canada, with the largest rally— about 4,000 protesters— appropriately enough in Vancouver, the capital of the country’s laid-back left coast and home to the spark that lit the fuse.How cool is that?
Last July, in a moment of inspiration that’s already become iconic, the Vancouver-based Adbusters magazine printed a centrefold poster urging the angry and disaffected to occupy Wall Street.