Canada may have conducted it's Opening Ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics but not without a very strong opposition to Canada's terrible and tragic human rights and destructive environmental records. Thousands took to the streets in Vancouver from the Art Gallery to the BC Place Stadium.
Indigenous Elders led the way with chants of No Olympics on Stolen Indigenous Land. The demo was a strong cross section between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples joining together to oppose the 2010 Winter Olympics for all the trouble they cause for the benefit of few big companies that cash in.
The demo attracted the media and did disrupt the Opening Ceremony which would otherwise gone by without a hitch. Making substantive and positive pressure at the 2010 Winter Olympics is really important because Canada is trying to buy their way around their terrible human record at our expense.
Any ways here are some pictures I took today of this very wonderful event.