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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Oh, Come on, Canada

According to the Globe and Mail, the Canadians are demonstrating against the "war on terror" by the thousands in a "worldwide" effort:

Rallies mark third anniversary of Iraq invasion

Canadian Press

Thousands of antiwar protesters took their message of peace to the streets of Canadian cities Saturday, joining countless others worldwide marking the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

In Toronto, police estimated around 1,000 protesters, including students, trade unionists and religious groups, assembled in front of a downtown courthouse across from the U.S. consulate for the country's antiwar rally.

The French, too, are engaged in protests against the war:

Thousands protest in France

Associated Press

Police loosed water cannons and tear gas on rioting students and activists rampaged through a McDonald's and attacked store fronts in the capital Saturday as demonstrations against a plan to relax job protections spread in a widening arc across France.

The protests, which drew some 500,000 people in cities across the country, were the biggest show yet of escalating anger that is testing the strength of the conservative government before elections next year.

Oh, my mistake -- the French are busy at the moment.


Blogger Nathan said...

Let me get this straight: the entire city of Toronto, which could spontaneously transport several thousand soccer fans onto Yonge street after Turkey put away Senegal in the 2002 World Cup Quarterfinals (a fact to which I can attest, since I was there at the time) can only manage a measly "around 1,000" protesters on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq?

Coincidentally, I'm fairly sure I could name at least one of those "around 1,000" protesters

March 20, 2006 12:09 PM  

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