Idle No More Day of Action
Members of the crowd carry a Mohawk flag. Photo Alex Bailey
A woman holds a sign showing her support for Chief Theresa Spence. Photo Alex Bailey
Red feathers have been used as a symbol of the Idle No More movement. Photo Alex Bailey
Many see Bill C-45 as harmful to the environment. Photo Alex Bailey
The CBC reported that the crowd reached around 1,000 people. Photo Leslie Schachter
The rally lasted for around three hours, ending shortly after 4 p.m. Photo Leslie Schachter
Close to 1,000 Montrealers took to the streets on Friday, Jan. 11 to participate in Idle No More’s global day of action.
Those in attendance donned red feathers in support of the movement, which opposes the omnibus Bill C-45, among other political action by the federal government. Many consider the bill an attack on Aboriginal rights, as well as potentially disastrous to the environment.
The demonstration lasted for around three hours and was entirely peaceful.
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