Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Decolonize Montreal


I took the McGill Intercampus Shuttle downtown before dawn this morning.

I walked down to Square Victoria. I asked a couple of policemen - who crossed the street with me - how many tents there were at the park. N.B., there were lots and lots of tents, probably more than one hundred. They said "Oh maybe fifty. No. Maybe thirty." Shameless liars.

I recognized a very nice guy from Musquodoboit, who I see at all the protests and Anarchist Bookfairs. We watched the union conference attendees arrive. There was a very large crowd of them, and they made a few speeches in french before going back to their conference. I wouldn't mind talking to that guy all day, but he escaped for soup.

So I talked with the Global News cameraman. Donny wanted to run Global News out of the tent site, because the Global coverage has been unfair. Donny recommends the Mirror's story instead: http://www.montrealmirror.com/wp/2011/10/13/cover-the-99-are-coming/

So, that's all for now. I plan to go back soon with lots of sidewalk chalk.

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