First Look: Anti-Verizon Protest Underway in Downtown Toronto [PICS]
Yesterday we told you about the anti-Verizon rally taking place today in Toronto, organized by the The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), soon to be known as Unifor, a case when two becomes one (Spice Girls line).
The protest is to make noise against a “takeover” from Verizon, which would apparently put Canadian jobs at stake. It also looks like a great way for Unifor to get some media attention via the controversial wireless debate, since it’s a brand new union, Canada’s largest.
@BeauWinnipeg how much are the BIG 3 paying you to be idiots??
— JigglyTruth (@machepikachu) August 30, 2013
Here are some of the first pictures of the protest and as you can see, Unifor members are out in strong numbers wearing red shirts:
— Monica Martinez (@MonicaCHEK) August 30, 2013
— Shawn Clarke (@shawnclarke) August 30, 2013
There's an anti-Verizon protest coming up University Avenue: "Canadian Technology, Canadian Jobs" pic.twitter.com/R4Rp0UrBTG
— Mary (@notcontrary) August 30, 2013
Protest against Verizon's potential entry into the Canada in downtown Toronto pic.twitter.com/SeWXMrUKGk
— Danial Shaikh (@dmshaikh) August 30, 2013
Image below via Instagram user vlad_che:
Yesterday, Prime Minister Harper denied the government has created loopholes favouring Verizon.
What do you think about the protest? Do you support it or not?