|Outside the Vancouver Art Gallery|
|Who knew MLA Harry Bloy would be there?|
|Mainstream media don't get it? Helpful hints!|
|Marching up Howe Street - our Wall Street - all Bill Tieleman photos|
Up to 5,000 people attend the Occupy Vancouver event in a lively show of support for Occupy Wall Street and opposition to corporate greed and growing income inequality in Canada.
The Vancouver event was one of dozens held around the world.
The crowd was a wide mixture of people - young and old, political veterans and newbies, union members and business owners, from a huge variety of causes.
The event was peaceful and, unfortunately, under-amplified - making it hard for a large portion of the crowd to hear a rather long list of speakers.
But no matter - the sun was shining and old friends were reconnecting. Vancouver police were in good humour and barely a Vancouver Canucks jersey was to be seen.
Whether this movement amounts to anything long term remains to be seen but what is clear is that people are angry with an age old problem - the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer.
I'll have more to say about that - and some of the contradictions in our society - in my 24 hours newspaper/The Tyee column on Tuesday October 18 - watch for it!