We’ve marched through the streets for about three and a half hours now. The march started at Nathan Philips Square and headed west down Queen Street. From there, the crowd stopped at the intersection of Spadina and blocked traffic for a while.
It was an interesting experience for me. Once we stopped, my safe-space was invaded by PottyMouth Flook and then Trey Winney. They started yelling at me, trying to block me from taking pictures, and then trying to get the crowds of Black Bloc to attack me.
So, a reporter from 680 News radio came up to me with a microphone and started asking me some questions. I explained that all of the aggression from these people began when I called Harsha Walia (of No One Is Illegal in Vancouver) out on her awful performance using sexism & racism to protect her standing on violence.
Notice the voice in the video asking me if I’m okay. It is a cop who heard that the Black Bloc were attacking me. I told them that the Bloc are just pussy cats! lol
Then, a reporter from NOW Magazine came up to me and asked some similar questions! And, now, I get back to my PC to find that Brian Lilley at Sun News has asked for some clarification on how to spell my name. So, sorry Black Bloc- but you really screwed-up today!
The parade turned-up north on Spadina and stopped at Dundas, blocking the whole street for over half an hour. There were speakers from No One Is Illegal doing speeches in Chinese, English & Hungarian- quite the spectacle! Then the crowd pushed West on Dundas- headed to our final destination.
One of the more interesting sights was watching the people in China Town as they stared at the large mass of people with red flags and banners. I asked several of them what their thoughts were on the parade- good or bad. Interestingly, everyone I spoke with loved it! Scary, I thought they left China to get away from this!
The march ended at Alexandria Park, and everyone has gathered there. Food Not Bombs is serving dinner, the Drums of Resistance are providing entertainment, and people from every angle of the Socialist community are waving around flags and dancing through the crowds.
From there, the crowd gathered, ate and talked for a couple of hours. And then, the big finale of a ‘re-occupation’ didn’t happen. There were so many police that it was really untenable to do so. Had they tried they would have certainly been arrested. It was a good call on their behalf…
- Alex Hundert & Harsha Walia Announce “We Love The Police Day!” (genuinewitty.com)
- Gorilla Gardening: Civil Disobedience I Can Agree With! (genuinewitty.com)
- CUPE Announces Support For Violent Racist Black Bloc Supporter Harsha Walia! (genuinewitty.com)
- Letter to Judy Rebick: Are You Leading The Canadian Black Bloc? (genuinewitty.com)
- Don Davies (NDP MP) Promotes Black Bloc Anarchists! (genuinewitty.com)
- Occupy Toronto Has A Black Bloc Problem… (genuinewitty.com)