Demo against EI and welfare cuts

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lagatta
Demo against EI and welfare cuts

Just heading off to the demo here in Montréal against cuts to "employment insurance", as well as to welfare benefits. I'm rather busy so I can just see the beginning, at the part leaving from Parc Lafontaine. Another part will leave from farther west; they will converge at Place des Festivals (where two rabble friends famously encountered a student demo not long ago).

There is another demo in Edmunston, New Brunswick.

Ciao!

lagatta

Media are saying it was huge. I couldn't stay to the end. Saw a dear friend I hadn't seen in 10 years (he lives in another region). There were many people from far-flung resource regions including Magdalene Islands, North Shore, Gaspé, Abitibi and Far North... Cops seemed uninterested in trying to beat up contingents of builders and fisherfolk...