Occupy Toronto March
October 20, 2011 by staff
At 8:30 pm about 150 demonstrators marched to the square of downtown, traveling Yonge Street, where traffic was stopped for about 20 minutes. The group then marched down Church Street and along Adelaide Street.
An hour later, the group was back at St. James Park, where they have been camping since Saturday.
Earlier in the day, the activists had held a general assembly in St. James Park, where it was decided the first march of King and Bay streets at 2 pm before going to the plaza.
Later, the group announced it is planning a major center of freedom and peace rally for Saturday.
The group members left Occupy Toronto St. James Park to Bay Street twice on Monday, blocking traffic and urging pedestrians to join the cause.
Toronto occupy a movement without leaders occupy advantage of the success of Wall Street, targeting a number of social issues.
The central message of the international community to “occupy” the movement has been the income gap between rich and poor.
The demands for greater corporate responsibility, education more affordable and protecting the environment from corporate greed have emerged repeatedly in the case of Toronto.
Meanwhile, the Group is Bay Street, a branch of the Occupy Toronto, planned to protest outside the Toronto Stock Exchange in King and York streets at 9:30 am, according to a blog maintained by the group.
Bay Street deal also met in the business district on Monday, but it was a matter lightly-attended.
Toronto has publicly distanced occupy the movement of Bay Street, posting on Twitter that the two were not connected.
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