'Countdown Clock' Disrupted in Ottawa
OTTAWA: disruption at Olympics event
Protesters disrupt VANOC ceremony in Ottawa
Wed. Feb. 6th. Anti-Olympics protesters disrupted a VANOC event today in Ottawa. The event was meant to celebrate the unveiling of the Omega Countdown Clock, a clock counting down to the 2010 Olympic Games.
Roughly 25 protesters, many affiliated with the People's Global Action group, stormed the event with banners saying "no Olympics on stolen native land" and "occupation anywhere resistance everywhere". The group made their way to the front of the stage where they proceeded to disrupt the whole event, chanting "no Olympics on stolen native land" and "homes not games".
“Fighting the Olympics is imperative for anyone opposed to colonization, gentrification and oppression” one speaker said.
No arrests were made. A larger anti Olympics, anti-SPP and anti-G8 march is planned for Feb. 12th.
For more info on the Olympics visit no2010.com