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Photo Essay: Occupy Toronto, October 15, 2011

by Mike Barber

Thousands gather at the corner of King and York Streets in downtown Toronto, Ontario.
Thousands gather at the corner of King and York Streets in downtown Toronto, Ontario.
The Kanienkah Flag flies prominently at the front of the march.
The Kanienkah Flag flies prominently at the front of the march.
Thousands march in the streets of Toronto's financial district.
Thousands march in the streets of Toronto's financial district.
A diversity of sentiments—from reforming capitalism to abolishing it—were represented.
A diversity of sentiments—from reforming capitalism to abolishing it—were represented.
Thousands march in the streets of Toronto's financial district.
Thousands march in the streets of Toronto's financial district.
One protestor literally puts his money where his mouth is.
One protestor literally puts his money where his mouth is.
Mixing and matching pop culture references.
Mixing and matching pop culture references.
The protestors were many, the cops were few.
The protestors were many, the cops were few.
CUPE/SCFP 4092
CUPE/SCFP 4092
One of many creative costume/sign combinations.
One of many creative costume/sign combinations.
Three young women express feelings of empowerment from attend their first protest.
Three young women express feelings of empowerment from attend their first protest.
Group hug.
Group hug.
"No Commodity Without Despair"
"No Commodity Without Despair"
Another one of many creative costume/sign combinations.
Another one of many creative costume/sign combinations.
A protester creatively makes a statement about the predatory nature of capitalism and the conflation of governments and corporations.
A protester creatively makes a statement about the predatory nature of capitalism and the conflation of governments and corporations.
Arguably the cutest costume/sign combinations of the day.
Arguably the cutest costume/sign combinations of the day.

At ten o'clock in the morning on Saturday, October 15, 2011, thousands gathered at the corner of King Street East and York Street in downtown Toronto for #OccupyToronto. Of course, Toronto—like most of Turtle Island—is already occupied land; Toronto specifically being part of the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.


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Great photos and commentary

Thanks for this Mike, great photos and commentary. I'm glad it was a relatively peaceful march.

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