Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Demonstrators Gather at Carnegie Center ~ Wordless Wednesday, May 26, 2010

 
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Update May 26, 2010 - This update was posted due to the great interest in the subject matters of the demonstration. I am not 100 percent sure about the demonstration but I believe it was organized in protest of the closure of a health centre located next door. The building where the people are gathering is a community centre which provides recreation and other programs for the very dispossessed people living in the area. These people are the  poorest of the poor in Canada and many of them are on drugs and have health issues such as HIV.

The regional health authority removed funding for the health centre recently because it said that the same services were being provided at another location in the neighbourhood. The residents disagree with this assessment and so took to the streets. This is only one of a series of demonstrations on this matter. When I passed through the area on the transit bus the crowd was just getting organized.

Thank you to  my readers for your keen interest in these photos.

13 comments:

Katy said...

it looks orderly. Thank God for freedom of speech.

Barbara said...

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My Castle in Spain said...

I wonder what is the demonstration about?
This morning i talked to my flowers :-)
Have a great week, dear Joyful...
xoxo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What were they demonstrating? Looks as if it was peaceful.

Julia said...

Great shots! What was the demonstration for?

Anonymous said...

great shots!
Mariposa's WW!

Serline said...

Indeed, very peaceful and orderly. Wish the red shirts in Bangkok had been the same way. Instead, we are looking at billions of dollars in damages and loss...

Tina said...

Nice architecture.. Cool shots..

My Snowy Germany is up for ABC Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ya, it's great when demonstations are civil huh. Wonder what was up?
Hope your have a wonderful eveing-
Regina

Joyful said...

Hello to all my lovely readers :-) Thank you all for your comments and your keen interest. I have added an update to the post (which was supposed to be Wordless, lol!) to explain what I think the crowd was gathering about.

Blessings Abound said...

How cool! Thanks for the update! :)

Joyful said...

Nice architecture.. Cool shots..

My Snowy Germany is up for ABC Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday

Joyful said...

Indeed, very peaceful and orderly. Wish the red shirts in Bangkok had been the same way. Instead, we are looking at billions of dollars in damages and loss...

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