Joined: 14 Oct 2003
Location: London England
|G20 Protest: Creative Queer Resistance To The G20!
By Susan Earps
Toronto, Canada - July 22, 2010: We were almost afraid the group would not show up as their deadline of 4:30PM for the march approached. About 50 police of all forms arrived only to find a group of about twenty many in pink "superman outfits" and other feminine garb.
Their message was a bit confusing but some made their views known and stated that the Canadian Government was not their friend because they did not want to be told what they can and cannot do with their bodies.
One of the resonating chats was "No Justice. No Peace. No Sexist Police." The group rally was very peaceful with the only ‘incident' being a homeless man that fell down in the street that some media tried to make much of, but really had nothing to do with the police at all. He just fell down.
This was one of the first protests leading up to the summit and quite small. We expect the protests to get larger and more militant as we get closer to the Summit.
Here is a leaflet handed out and was to be sung at the rally and march:
Here are some random photos of the "Creative Queer Resistance To The G20!" Text to follow.