Occupy Toronto protest sign

The protest signs of Occupy Toronto (a photo gallery)

Occupy Toronto has very much been a movement marked by its signs. Most protests are. But there's an added dimension here that relates to the charge that the local occupation is too wide in its focus. What better way to gain insight into the subject of the occupiers' discontent than by looking at what it is that they've highlighted for criticism?

The signs that compose the collection below range from the brilliant to the bush league and cover enough territory to give credence to the critics who claim that the participants' lack clearly defined goals and are thus unlikely to accomplish anything. It's not, however, particularly difficult to pick out the common motifs. The target of these protests is, generally speaking, late capitalist culture itself and the alleged bankruptcy of an economic system that the occupiers believe is corrupt. Here are the placards to prove it.

PHOTOS

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Photo by *Lemur*

Occupy Toronto Sign

Photo by woodrow walden

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Photo by Neil Ta

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Neil Ta

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Photo by yedman

Occupy Toronto Sign

Photo by jen takes pictures

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Photo by Martin Reis

Occupy Toronto Sign

Martin Reis

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Martin Reis

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Martin Reis

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Martin Reis

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Martin Reis

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Martin Reis

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Photo by PicaDay-Scott

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Scott Snider

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Scott Snider

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Scott Snider

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Scott Snider

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Photo by Tom Ryaboi

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Tom Ryaboi

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Tom Ryaboi

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Tom Ryaboi

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Tom Ryaboi

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Tom Ryaboi

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Tom Ryaboi

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Tom Ryaboi

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Tom Ryaboi

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Photo by Derek Flack

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Derek Flack

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Photo by joyzling


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