Imc Uk | 16.10.2001 22:00 | World
Several thousand people were marching through Toronto's financial district on Tuesday. The main demonstration started at dawn and was moving around through the rush-hour streets for several hours, out-maneuvering the police to enter into the financial district of the city. Although Bay Street, Canada's "Wall Street", wasn't completely shut down, business as usual was interrupted, major intersections were barricaded and subway station entrances were temporarily closed. Many companies and firms had told their employees to stay at home for the day.
The actions were the launch to a long-term campaign of "economic disruption" called by the Ontario Common Front - a coalition of more than 75 local groups. The campaign aims to oppose, through direct action, the policies of the right-wing Conservative government in Ontario, which include cutbacks in social services and attacks on the poor.
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