Listen to speeches from the rally.
Rally organizer Sakura Saunders is the co-editor of Protest Barrick, a website dedicated to tracking and exposing the violations of human rights and the environment by mega gold mining company, Barrick Gold.
She is also involved with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network in Toronto, and is a volunteer and board member with the Prometheus community radio project based out of Philadelphia.
Barrick Gold is the world's largest gold mining company, founded and chaired by Peter Munk. With a former Canadian Prime Minister on their board and former executives sitting on the board of the Canadian Pension Plan, Barrick enjoys government funding and diplomatic support.
Barrick Gold is based in Toronto, Canada while Africa Barrick is a UK-based company 70% owned by Barrick Gold.