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Old 11-29-2004, 07:09 PM   #31
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Generally a protest has a particular theme, i.e, a reason why the demonstrators are there in the first place. In this case it's Bush's foreign policy and especially Iraq. When I went to the February 15 demo last year it was specifically against the invasion.
Perhaps they need more than a "theme". I doubt the message in the head of the average reasonable protestor is communicated and understood by the average reasonable citizen.
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:14 AM   #33
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Well, if events in Ottawa are anything to go by, there aren't going to be a lot of protesters in Halifax!! There were more journalists than protesters....


OTTAWA (AFP) - Hopes for early mass protests in the streets of Ottawa on the eve of Tuesday's visit by US President George W. Bush (news - web sites) fizzled out, as journalists outnumbered demonstrators.



A loose coalition of groups opposed to just about everything Bush supports had promised two demonstrations hours before Bush was due to jet into Ottawa Tuesday aboard Air Force One.
The first demonstration -- of Palestinians and sympathisers of the Palestinian cause opposed to Washington's support of Israel -- attracted less than 40 demonstrators.
According to a quick head count by journalists, the protest attracted 39 demonstrators, 42 journalists and television crew members and three police officers.
A second, ostensibly larger, demonstration scheduled for the midst of the evening rush hour -- was called by a group calling itself Students Against Bush.
Nobody turned up. Further protests however were expected on Tuesday.
Efforts to contact protest organizers were unsuccessful, with the phone numbers listed by organizers remaining unanswer
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i was at PCO for a meeting (across from parliament hill) and the protesters were quite sparse.

there is a 'bushitler' sign on the hil lawn though.
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:49 AM   #37
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i was at PCO for a meeting (across from parliament hill) and the protesters were quite sparse.

there is a 'bushitler' sign on the hil lawn though.
Yes, all is quiet...except for the fact that there were policemen on every corner, including my doorstep! (I live downtown)

I work in Gatineau and getting home will be a pain with Bush being at the Museum of Civilization across the street....
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I can't say Bush invited the protesters.
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Yes, all is quiet...except for the fact that there were policemen on every corner, including my doorstep! (I live downtown)

I work in Gatineau and getting home will be a pain with Bush being at the Museum of Civilization across the street....
id stay home if i were you. it'll be insane.
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Nothing like a good video game while everyone else is trying to change the president's mind.
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too late!

I'm already at work (er, but not working!) ....We thought our counterparts at FAC got the day off (Bush is appearing at Pearson bldg for lunch) but they were advised at 4:45pm to come in after all....
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I guess DaveC didn't show up

Early anti-Bush demos fizzle in Canada

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OTTAWA : Hopes for early mass protests in the streets of Ottawa on the eve of Tuesday's visit by US President George W. Bush fizzled out, as journalists outnumbered demonstrators.
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this is just the ottawa leg of the bush canadian tour. halifax is tomorrow, and i think we'll see more protesters there (including DaveC!).
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Well, if Bush is there to mend relations, I'm sure the local citizens will meet him half way...
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