Occupy Montréal news

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Occupy Montréal news

Tommy_Paine

The New York Times, which did it's absolute best as part of the news embargo against OWS, now covers it.  In fact yesterday's weather story was all in context of what it meant for the protestors. 

Here, they update the "Global" Occupy movement, and by "Global" they apparently mean the U.S. with a blurb at the end about England.

For what it's worth, an update on the scene today, presumably under the slogan "Some of the News that's Fit to Print."

 

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/10/30/us/AP-Occupy-Glance.html?hp

 

Unionist

[url=http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Activists+reoccupy+Victoria+Square/6... re-occupy Victoria Square[/url]

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Nearly six months after the city booted the last of the Occupy Montreal protesters out of Victoria Square, activists are once again gathering in the public park.

As the trees bloomed and the grass sprouted under sunny skies on Saturday, protesters began showing up for a four-day event dubbed “Journées d’actions populaires pour un printemps érable et global”, or JAPPEL.

 

Unionist

[url=http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Occupy+Montreal+marches+Jean+Charest... Montreal marches to Jean Charest's office[/url]

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Occupy Montreal! Occupy the street! Occupy Jean Charest!

So went the chronology of chants as several hundred people, many of them who have been camping for two weeks in the People’s Plaza – formerly Victoria Square – left their tents behind to spread their message through the downtown core and in front of the premier’s office.

“Pas content! Pas content! We are the 99 per cent.”

[ETA: Originally posted Oct. 30, 2011 - edited for spelling error. Embarassed]

Unionist

About 100 [url=http://journalmetro.com/actualites/montreal/173410/trois-arrestations-a-... yesterday[/url] to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Montréal. They re-occupied Square Victoria, marched up René-Lévesque, and briefly entered the headquarters of giant engineering firm SNC-Lavalin. They continued back up Ste-Catherine to Bleury, where cops arrested two women whom they deemed "too noisy". Three arrests in all were reported.

ETA: The spirit of Occupy lives on! Jean Charest, however, is gone. Not bad, eh?