From what I could tell, this was a protest against the military rulers in Egypt, but I had to leave shortly after it started. I also found later on the internet, that there were people protesting for freedom in Syria, who showed up later.
For its size, Calgary has a history of lacking political activism, and a lot of the same people showing up. But, there was some more diversity today.
Those who identify as Occupy Calgary held a protest against a potential war by the US against Iran, outside the U.S. Consulate. Also present were counter-protesters, who want to US military action against Israel.
In sight, starting later, outside City Hall, there were two, mainly non-English protests. From what I saw, Russian Canadians were protesting against Putin, and then some Egyptian Canadians were protesting, I assumed against the military rulers. Since I only speak English, and had to leave early, I really didn’t get the full message of either one.
Photographer: Robert Thivierge
|Date Taken||2012-02-04 13:38:52|
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