It’s been a busy time around here with all the conferences (AMC and now the USSF) and now the G 8 and 20 summits are blasting off with rounds of protests. I was most interested to hear about this protest, which involved (as near as I can tell) indigenous peoples and immigrants.
In the days leading up to the G8/G20 Summits, activists and community organizers have been co-ordinating events and actions around Themed Days of Resistance, which highlight different issues each day, as a build-up to the Days of Action that are scheduled for June 25-27.
The theme for June 24 was Indigenous Sovereignty and the streets of Toronto saw a First Nations led march of over 1500 people.
Later in the day a press conference was held, and members of Defenders of the Land and No One is Illegal (two groups involved in the march) spoke to reporters in front of the three kilometre, $5.5 million security fence that has encircled the area around the summit site in downtown Toronto.
Here’s another good one:
We’ll be keeping our eyes out for more interesting news, let us know if you’re at the protests!