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Occupons Montreal: Occupy Wall Street Comes to Quebec

by Darren Ell

A protester carrying a Quebec flag and wearing a V for Vendetta mask.
Thousands listen to speakers in Victoria Square Park
Protesters carry a message of revolution
Protesters raise their hands in a sign of agreement with proposals at the first general assembly
Protesters carry signs at Occupons Montréal
A protest organizer addresses the crowd
A message to the future.
V for Vendetta comes to Quebec

Several thousand protesters joined the Occupy Wall Street movement today in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the French-named protest, Occupons Montréal. Demonstrators carried signs expressing concern over financial, environmental, employment and social justice issues as well as the problem of corruption in government and business. Strong media attention and effective online organizing ensured a large turnout. A jovial atmosphere prevailed as well as a palpable desire to work together to reflect on and begin solving the significant issues facing humanity.

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