After witnessing the violence Toronto police officers imposed on Occupiers this week, and the reactions at yesterday’s occupation in front of the 52 Division police station- Alex Hundert & Harsha Walia have made a joint announcement that it is time for the people to find ways to make peace with the police.
“The cops have a difficult job” claimed Hundert, as he was seen early this morning at a Tim Hortons ordering a large stack of gift cards. “Today I will be walking across the city and apologizing for my aggressiveness to our city’s men & women in blue” he said, “every cop I see today will get a giant hug and a $10 gift card. I will be instructing my Black Bloc to declare peace with the cops from this point forward”
Harsha Walia is enacting a similar campaign in Vancouver today- only with more West Coast flair. “It’s not about hugging cops, but it is about hugging cops” declared Walia. “Today I will be working to re-organize the Anti-Poverty Committee- only with a new name: The Pro VPD Committee.” Walia claims that, in additions to group hugs, members of the committee will be handing-out gift cards for Blenz Coffee outlets. “Alex, and people back east, think that Timmy’s is the shit. Here in Vancouver we believe our cops deserve better coffee than that!” she stated.
It appears we are entering a new era in Canadian activist communities across the country. Tonight members of the Black Bloc will hold special “Balaclava Bonfires” across the country. In a joint statement prepared by Walia & Hundert they pleaded “Our greatest hope is to see members of the Black Bloc engaging in romantic relationships with members of their respective police forces. If our plan for peace works out, one year from now we hope to see many ‘black & blue’ babies born across the country!”