Here’s your update, with locations, times and foci, on protests coming up on Thursday. See also the complete protest list. Let me know if there’s any I’ve overlooked.
The theme of Thursday is Indigenous Issues, so most the protests are focused on this topic and many indigenous groups are involved. So far, protests have been peaceful, albeit heavily policed. Police strategy seems to be to keep the protesters on one side of the road as much as possible which usually means traffic is only blocked on one side of the road.
Stalls occur most often when protesters enter an intersection. Your best bet for travel is still by foot, bicycle (although be aware that police may confiscate downtown suspicious bicycles).
- June 24 – G20 Mobilize – Queen’s Park 11am – Indigenous Issues. This is a march, but the protesters aren’t publishing their route. However, it will probably go on a route something like the University-Queen-Spadina-College route that other protests are taking. UPDATE:As of 3:00, protest is at Allan Gardens.
- June 24 – No One Is Illegal – Front/University at the fence 3:30pm – Immigration issues press conference.
- June 24 – International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF) 4:30pm – Novotel Hotel (The Esplanade between Yonge/Front/Jarvis) – Union Strike all day (7am-7pm). This is going ahead and includes other workers in other cities as well.
- Indigenous Assembly – G20 Convergence Space 1266 Queen Street W. (Queen/Dufferin) 4pm. This is a meeting on Indigenous issues taking place at the underground, relatively secure building being rented by the G20 Mobilization group.
- June 24 – People’s Summit/Smart Change – Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Spadina/Queen) 5pm – Film about Indigenous Issues.
- June 24 – AW@L/Media Co-Op – Steelworkers Hall (Cecil St – between Beverly and Spadina) at 8pm – Indigenous Peoples/Confront the Invasion. Meeting, discussions, video etc.
- June 24 – G20 Mobilize – 629 Eastern Ave. (Eastern/Pape) at 8:30pm – Jail Solidarity – Protesters will gather to protest their comrades held in the makeshift jail at the Toronto Film Studios, esp. those arrested under the Public Works Protection Act.
Keep safe, Toronto!