Friday, September 22, 2006

Red Friday Rally at Parliament Hill

The exact numbers aren't out. Some estimate a couple thousand attended today's rally at Parliament Hill. If I was closer to Ottawa (and let's face it....had a car) I would have loved to have been there.

From links from other blogs and forums I have gathered it was a good rally. Check out here, here, here, and here to what people had to say about it.

Sadly, in Peterborough and on the campus of Trent University I saw three people wearing red, and I have no idea if it was a coincidence that they were. The really sad thing was that I was on campus ALL DAY 9AM until 4PM. PLus I work on campus and I seriously counted the number of people who came into the office. There were THREE people all day. I was wearing red, but not ONE person in my lecture this morning (of about 70) was wearing red.

I'm sure if they had free buses like they did for the Quebec referendum, I would have been there. If it comes to that in a parliament vote, I would hope that something like that would be organized to get as many people out there as possible!

Stupid hippie school....graduation in a couple months. Off to Ottawa, where I belong (I grew up there and left when I was 10 and have always wented to move back).

UPDATE: Not much media attention on the rally. Couldn't find one article about it in the G&M, but National Post did have one.
UPDATE 2: Officialy Screwed was there and has his video camera.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, i go to trent wear red every friday, i think we need some more advertisement for it. i am in the b.ed program and there were many people who did not realize that they should be wearing red on fridays. maybe if there was a rally on a friday on campus with members of the military community to come and talk more people would be introduced to the idea and understand what is going on.

Mon Nov 13, 09:15:00 PM EST  

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