This is the weekly Saturday protest against the Syrian government continues. I'm guessing this has to be longest run weekly protest campaign the city has ever had, since it's been over a year.
If you notice something looking funny, it's probably because I flipped the photo horizontally. I didn't like that "Freedom" was backwards. Unfortunatley, that made other text backwards during the fix.
This is one of a number of people holding Lebanese flags and signs.
This was taken on Saturday, March 17, 2012 outside City Hall in downtown Calgary. Protesters seeking an end to the Assad regime have been gathering here weekly since the uprising in Syria began a year ago. This was an extra large gathering, which included a signficant number of Lebanese Canadians, as well as other non-Syrians.
I did some quick dirty photoshopping to get rid of colour in the generator behind the kids.
The Syrian Canadian community (often joined by others) has held a demonstration outside City Hall against Assad, for peace and democracy in Syria, every week since major protests began in Syria last year. Today seemed to have more than some other times I've been there.
The boy seemed to be very excited holding and waving the flag.
A group of mainly Syrian Canadians in Calgary have been holding a weekly protest outside City Hall ever since the Syrian uprising began last year. They're seeking an end to the violence and removal of the Assad regime.
Some Occupy Calgary supporters have also been supporting the Syrian cause by joining in some of the protests.
This was a rally to support people seeking freedom in Syria. Since the protests began last year, every Saturday at 2pm a group of people, mainly from Calgary's Syrian community hold a rally for this cause. On this day people associated with the Occupy Calgary also decided to hold a rally for the same cause, and were present when I was there. I was only there for a limited time, so didn't see who came and left before and after. I'm not sure how much the two groups interacted.
I didn't get the man's name, but I've seen him at all the Occupy Calgary events I've been to (or so it seems).