The occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Canada, reaching p2pnet’s home base on Vancouver Island — complete with the inevitable police presence
Protests are being staged in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and Vancouver Island’s most important city.
And “In Vancouver, organizers are expecting the B.C. Federation of Labour to add its clout – and organizing skills – to the occupation that is set to begin Oct. 15 outside the Vancouver Art Gallery,says the Globe and Mail, going on:
“In Toronto, nearly 300 people gathered in Berczy Park on Friday for a three-hour meeting on this week’s demonstration”,
“Protesters in the city plan to occupy a space near Toronto’s financial district, but they have not yet settled on a location.
“Vancouver police are being kept informed of plans in that city in a bid to keep the demonstration family-friendly, said Min Reves, one of the organizers.
“In Vancouver we have a huge number of people who don’t consider themselves activists. Having opened the channel of communication with police, allows them transparency they wanted so they can safely bring their kids,” she said after a packed meeting Saturday set a loose framework for what she promised will be an indefinite occupation.”
Will the demos now become ‘occupy Bay Street’, Toronto’s equivalent of Wall Street?