THE OCCUPY CANADA MOVEMENT, IS STILL GOING STRONG, DESPITE GOVERNMENT CONSTRAINS, UPON THE MOVEMENT.
The occupy Canada movement that began three weeks ago, on October 13, 2011, in cities across Canada and as an offshoot of the occupy wall street movement, is not over, despite the Canadian government crack down, on protesters. Police has begun to remove protesters from the parks that they have been occupying and arresting them to send the message that the government will not tolerate any challenges to its current system of doing things. You would not exactly call its actions democratic either.
This latest action by the Canadian government is also part of the latest trend by other totalitarian governments, currently and in other countries, with the same agenda.
In some Canada cities recently, such as Vancouver, London, Ontario and others, the police has come out in large forces to evict the protesters from the parks that they had been occupying, in order to send a messge to the Canadian government, that they are also fed up with its actions, concerning the government's policies. The movement's slogan "We are the nintey nine" protest, is still going strong, despite these latest setbacks, which is also a clear infringement by the Canadian government upon their rights as well and which is also designed to prevent the people from protesting peacefully, or to have a peaceful assembly, as they also have a right to do.
These same governments including Canada, has turn an about face towards this movement where it has been pretending to respect the rights of the people to peacefully protest for changes that they believe in, or to peacefully assemble.
The Canadian government has also began to use brute force to shut the movement down and I say that this is also undemocratic on its part. In London Ontario, the protesters were taken away in police vans despite not putting up any resistance to the police who has forcefully removed them from the park that they had been occupying.
Toronto's mayor Rob Ford is also echoing the same sentiments towards the occupy Toronto protesters. But Rob Ford is wrong, again. The people will not give up so easily. The Occupy Toronto protesters, are also gearing up for the new challenge, that has now been put forth by the mayor and to remain at the St. James Park that they have been occupying for the last three weeks despite the recent threats to evict them from the park by the mayor.
As for Rob Ford, he is now starting to show his true colors and we now know which side he is really on. He is certainly not for the nintey nine percent, that much is also clear. This is coming from the same mayor Rob Ford, who also recently admitted publicly to using the F-word to members of the public that he was angry with. This is Rob Ford's weak apology, "Maybe I shouldn't have used the F-word, I appologize....".
According to the CBC, which also was the reason for the mayor's outburst when they tried to interview the Toronto mayor at his home for one of their shows and for which the mayor also called the police to have them removed from off his property, the mayor Rob Ford was said to have also screamed at the 911 dispatchers "You bitches! Don't you fucking know? I'm Rob fucking Ford, the mayor of the city!". The Toronto mayor also gave at least two other citizens the "finger", in recent months and while driving and talking on his cell phone. Something which is also against the law and which apparently do not also apply to him, in this case.
For the Canadian government and its police to try to evict the protesters from the parks or any where else that they also want to occupy is also simply a gross violation of their rights to openly opposed the actions of the Canadian government. They are also protesting against some serious and genuine concerns by the Canadian government in regards to those rights, which it has also slowly but surely been taking away from them. The protesters are not willing to accept the temporary solutions that the government is also offering to them and which most of the public is also willing to compromised on, in terms of their diminished rights. They also want more accountability on the part of the Canadian govenment. Since the government is really the people and should also be making its policies around that issue, the protesters has every right to also demand that it does. The occupy Canada movement is not going away anytime soon.