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Photo Essay: Toronto Stop The Cuts - January 17, 2012

by Mike Barber

Thousands gather in front of Toronto's City Hall.
A labour speaker denouncing a direct action is disrupted by an activist in support of those who had just been beaten, arrested and/or pepper sprayed by police.
Thousands gather in front of Toronto's City Hall.
A line of Toronto police officers block the entrance to City Hall.
A group of protesters attempt a second push through the police line.
I'm not sure why that cop is smiling.
Thousands gather in front of Toronto's City Hall.
A Toronto police officer argues with protesters.
Rhythms of Resistance played throughout the action.
Thousands gather in front of Toronto's City Hall.
A line of riot cops on horseback lay in wait.
Members of Occupy Toronto set up tents, intending to spend the next few days camped in front of City Hall.
The rally takes to the streets, en rout to 52 division to demand the release of those arrested earlier.
One of many Stop The Cuts neighbourhood sub-committees that were present.
A "Notice of Termination" for Rob Ford, signed by many residents of Toronto.
Another line of cops, this time in front of 52 division where protesters demanded the release of those arrested earlier.

For more information on this Toronto Stop the Cuts rally and the movement in general, see these related Media Co-op stories:

Police crack heads as major budget cuts reversed

Budget Showdown: Victoria Barnett on Stop the Cuts

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