Idle No More comes to town
The Idle No More wave reached Montreal today as a crowd gathered in a show of solidarity with native peoples involved in the Canada-wide movement.
Several hundred people, more than half of them non-native, gathered outside Montreal's Palais des Congres. They heard speeches and listened to native drums mark the beat of growing discontent on some key issues involving not only the treatment of Canada's native peoples but also the treatment of the environment.
A central theme of the Montreal protest was the need for solidarity between all peoples -- native and non-native.
It was a young crowd where students sporting the familiar red square dominated, while many natives bowed to the student movement by holding up red feathers.