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Round one: Nestlé inc, some activists, and city officials in London, ON

These photos are from a recent meeting at city hall (in London, Ontario), where Nestlé inc. was trying to convince councillors to lift a ban on bottled water sales at a set of government-run locations.

The photos on the balcony were taken from where I happened to be sitting. Most of the activists aren't visible in these shots.

Activists around me had more than 1 sign each, and a little banner was unfurled along the balcony railing just after it was written out.

(See the photo set on Flickr for some additional notes.)

Here's a message about the meeting at city hall that Erynne sent out, before-hand -

Friends, today we speak for the right of water for all. 
Today, Nestle Corporation representatives will be here in London to pursue the commodification and privatization of water in the city of London. 

Today at 4pm at City Hall (300 Dufferin Street). 
We will be preparing direct questions regarding the ethics and practices of the Nestle corporations and be a prominent voice for JUSTICE and PEACE. Water for ALL.There may be those preparing a direct action after the question and answer period.
This is to be a peaceful and direct form of action, to which we shall pose VERY important questions and make statements letting Nestle know that they are NOT welcome in our community.

Check out more details:
The bottled water item is slated to be on the agenda at 4:15 with Nestle presenting as a delegation. Anyone can attend these meetings and it would be showing the new C&N Committee that there is interest in the community about this topic if you were able to attend. You won't be allowed to speak.

http://council.london.ca/meetings/CNC%20Agendas/2011-02-15%20Agenda/Community%20and%20Neighnourhoods%20Committee%20Agenda.pdf

http://council.london.ca/meetings/CNC%20Agendas/2011-02-15%20Agenda/Item%2016.pdf

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