Even with the media coverage given to this fund-raiser dressed up as a protest, the organizers who were calling it beforehand “the largest civil disobedience action in the history of Canada’s climate movement” only managed to get out a few hundred including people like this idiot, Don Lerouix:
“Climate change and peak oil together is a cliff, we are driving towards that cliff, Stephen Harper is the dad in the front seat beating the crap out of the kids in the back”
“All of the politicians aren’t imaginative and believe in capitalism, which is the problem”
My favourite line about this fool:
“He took the day off from his community organizer job in Kingston, Ont.” (see here)
Of course the media like the CBC who carried a live feed (I’m sure they will do same with the next anti-abortion protest) to create more of a story as pseudo left-wing celebrities like Maude Barlow pleaded with the police to arrest them.
But even with all the media help, it was a still a huge, huge bomb.