Protesters look to occupy Bay Street

Demonstrators aim to mimic U.S. "Occupy Wall Street" protests

Canadian activists inspired by protests in New York are planning to converge on Toronto’s financial district on Saturday Oct. 15 before marching through the streets when the Toronto Stock Exchange opens on the Monday. Similar protests are being planned online for Halifax, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria and Nova Scotia. The demonstrators aim to mimic Americans who have been camped out near Wall Street for more than two weeks protesting a number of inchoate causes relating to the global financial system and corporations. 700 people were arrested on Saturday after demonstrators protested on the Brooklyn Bridge, bringing traffic to a standstill. The “Occupy Wall Street” movement has entered its third week, and organizers say the demonstrations will continue into the winter.

Globe and Mail


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