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Saturday Rally for Cindy in Canada
By Bob Olsen, Toronto
The Toronto Coalition to Stop the War http://www.nowar.ca held a rally opposite the U.S. consulate in Toronto in support of Cindy Sheehan on Saturday, Aug 21. About 60 people attended on short notice.
Here are two photos of the event. The first photo shows a Muslim girl holding a "Support Cindy Sheehan" placard. In the background is the CN Tower, a Toronto landmark. The street is University Avenue that runs from the financial district to the Provincial Legislature. Court houses, hospitals, and some big businesses line the street as well as the U.S. consulate.
The second photo shows the hard-core stragglers from the rally, including, directly behind the banners, some Muslim children and some U.S. resisters from the Viet Nam era as well as some current resisters.
The crowd was about 30 percent Muslim immigrants and their children, 20 percent resisters. The woman in the yellow dress is an American activist whose name I do not know. The rest were garden variety Canadians.