Calgary, Occupied Territory!

Blog, Workplace, Amanda Achtman

“There are movements that go down in the history books. Then there are movements that go down in Facebook newsfeed history, where they remain only until someone hits refresh,” writes Kathyrn Marshall in this article about the Occupy protests that have now taken place in several Canadian cities.

On October 15th, I decided to go and listen to what Calgarians had to say about
what they wanted to protest and why they wanted to “Occupy Calgary.”

While there was lots of economic ignorance, utopian idealism, and mob enthusiasm, the protests were peaceful and many captured the experience with a digital camera in one hand and a Tim Horton’s coffee in the other.

Here is a clip of what I saw on the streets of Calgary outside Bankers Hall:
Occupy Calgary Protest.  I let the participants speak for themselves.

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