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Occupy Canada Takes 15 Cities


The Occupy Wall Street movement got underway worldwide on October 15, including protests across at least 15 Canadian cities. With the largest rally taking place in Toronto, protesters were also gathering in of Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, Fredericton, Moncton, Guelph, Windsor, Kingston, London, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Duncan, Kelowna, Kamloops and Nelson, B.C., Lethbridge, Regina, Winnipeg and Ottawa, according to CBC News.

Though protests turned violent in Rome, in Canada they were peaceful as Saturday afternoon unfolded. The protests took root at Occupy Wall Street, where protesters have held firm for several days. The protests widened around Columbus Day as well.

Meanwhile, as the Canadian Press noted, the movement that began in Canada, with Vancouver-based AdBusters, came full circle.

Aboriginals were on hand for many of the protests, with one of the rallying Occupy Winnipeg posters depicting Métis activist and hero Louis Riel.