Canadian Labour Congress to hold largest G20 demonstration


The Canadian Labour Congress says it expects its June 26 "People First!" rally to be the biggest public protest during the G20 summit in Toronto. Organizers say over 30 buses have been chartered to bring people from across Ontario to the rally.

CLC president Ken Georgetti said the main reason for the demonstration is to draw attention to how working people have been left behind in economic recovery.

"Working people need to come out, speak up and tell their leaders that we refuse to get stuck with all the bills for a financial crisis and a recession that we did not cause," Georgetti said in a release.

"Those greedy CEOs need to take responsibility for the damage that was done and pay their fair share, starting with a tax on financial transactions," he continued, possibly lifting a pinky finger to the corner of his mouth.

The Canadian Labour Congress is also joining the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in seeking an injunction against police use of LRADs (sonic cannons) during the summit.

Police, in retaliation, have issued an injunction against the use of small trees by sapling-wielding thugs during G20.

The CLC also objects to riot gear used by police, which, they say is more suited to "attack pirates on the high seas."

Police responded by saying, "Nuh uh."


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