I took the time to witness the Palestinian demonstration in Toronto today. I was impressed with the organization that clearly went into it. I was also impressed by the evident presence of various trade unions and Marxist elements.
The demonstration started in front of the Israeli Consulate on Bloor Street, where it was met by a smaller yet sizable pro-Israeli counter-demonstration. For some reason the pro-Israel supporters left some time into the demonstration. The Palestinian protesters then moved on to the US Consulate on University Avenue.[....]
And from another writer, Josephine, also there, is this intro:
I participated in the counter-protest at the anti-Israel rally in Toronto today. According to one news report, there were about 5,000 "Palestinian" supporters and 200-300 Israel supporters.Don't miss the report here on Sid Vicious Ryan.
There was a large police presence. Many police officers on foot, on bicycle and on horse, acted as a barricade in the middle of the road. The "Palestinian" side kept pushing toward us. The roar of their hateful chants could be heard a full city block away. The women's voices were slightly hysterical; the men's voices were full of rage. Many of them, male and female, gave us "the finger" and said nasty things, while the people on our side sang beautiful Israeli songs and chanted, "Down, down with Hamas," "God bless Israel", "Go, go, IDF" and my favourite (from Wendy a.k.a. Girl on the Right), "Infidels for Israel" (it has a nice ring to it, don't you think?). (Okay, a few on our side swore back at the rude people, but who can blame them?)[....]
Read it all here: http://www.jihadwatch.org/
Will post on the Vancouver demo. as soon as I can.