As a peaceful snake of pedestrians and cyclists winds through the financial district, just a season since the riotous G20, I wonder if Occupy Toronto will last as long as its sister march in New York. The protest started just three hours ago, in solidarity with the month-long Occupy Wall Street. But now, they’re setting up tents in St. James park.
Homemade signs offer plenty to protest: “Stop chemtrails”, “Stop the mega quarry,” “Free Manning,” “People, not profit” – and the odd bit of poetry. So far, the crowd is an all-ages mix of the truly dedicated and the merely curious, along with journalists and photo-opportunists and police officers. There’s strollers and dogs and Guy Fawkes masks. Here’s a few flicks I took this morning on Adelaide Street.