Victoria; Friday, October 30, 2009
The anti-olympic festivities commenced with speakers and performers that addressed
a big crowd of people wearing costumes and halloween masks at the Centennial square. Hundreds of people converged to the square to make their voice heard; their issues were related to poverty, environmental destruction, native rights, and other injustices .
Dancers, musicians, zombies and demonstrators snake marched through downtown victoria for several hours blocking an intersection in front of the the RBC, disrupting traffic, and occupying a part of the olympic torch route. The crowd remained peaceful while engaging in civil disobedience, and successfully opposed the multimillion dollar Olympic security apparatus.