From the quick look I had, the Occupy Calgary at Olympic Plaza did pretty well. I didn’t see any obvious damage from the wind. The tents, as you can see, are standing. Although, I’m sure they must have some difficulties. I did have a slightly unpleasant circumstance, since one lady was complaining about pictures being taken by me. She didn’t bother saying anything to me directly, and another person said people are free to take pictures. No big deal. Just a bit annoying, when people demonstrate in public to get attention, but don’t like the attention (again, this was just one person, so nothing relevant to the group as a whole).
Anyway, these people know how to pitch a tent.
Calgary had a wind storm on Sunday, November 27, 2011. The winds gusted up to 130km/h. Debris blew around, breaking glass, causing a hazard around numerous high rise towers. As always, there was a lot of active construction downtown, especially since this was one of the last warm days of the year. Police tried to keep people out of downtown, shutting down various intersections. A lot of confusion was caused for motorists, pedestrians, and transit users. Although, there was no official evacation. So, people could come and go, with difficulty. This is one of the pictures I took in and around the the downtown.
Photographer: Robert Thivierge
|Date Taken||2011-11-27 17:33:35|
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