Here is a link to photos David Coombs and Krystalline Kraus took for rabble.ca during yesterday's May Day rally and Occupy Toronto's re-occupation at Simcoe Park.
A 3,000 person May Day rally wound its way through downtown Toronto, stopping to occupy different intersections to interrupt the 'business as usual' flow of capital in Canada's heart of the economic beast.
The May Day march was hosted by No One is Illegal - Toronto, Occupy Toronto and the May 1st Movement.
After the march and cultural celebration in Alexandra Park, the more militant Occupy Toronto march set off at 9pm in a cat and mouse game with police until finally arriving at their secret 24 hour occupation site - Simcoe Park.
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