Even my small city got on board with Occupy Canada. Crisp fall air and sunny skies welcomed a couple hundred demonstrators gathered in Kelowna’s Kerry Park to call for an end to economic inequality, environmental destruction and corporate greed.
They came to be part of an international movement in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. British Columbia was well represented, with protests in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Nelson, Kamloops, Duncan and Kelowna. Others gathered in towns across the country, including Montreal, Halifax, Fredericton, Moncton, Guelph, Windsor, Kingston and London.
Many were carrying signs. Daniel Jesson came because “I was inspired by the people willing to come here.” He had followed the protests in New York. “Seeing ours,” he said, “I had to be part of it.”
Photos from Cathryn Wellner
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