The 2022 Trucker’s Protest in Toronto, February 5
I exited the subway car at Queen’s Park station and climbed the stairs to the ground-level floor and found a seat. In the corner was a cluster of 5 security officers; an unusual sight. I sat down and unpacked my cameras and then mounted the lenses I had selected for the occasion. I had three camera bodies, and my bag strung over my shoulders. I looked the part. I got up from the seat and exited the station onto College Street.
It was empty, except for police vehicles block both the north-south and east-west routes.
I continued up Queen’s Park Crescent towards the Legislature Buildings to meet the protesters, but as I approached it was clear that there were only a few people.
However, I had arrived early and as I waited more people arrived.
This series of protests, the first having been held in Ottawa, and now being celebrated in several cities in Canada, arrived in Toronto over the weekend. On Saturday (February 5th), I took the subway down to the Legislature Buildings at Queen’s Park, to witness the event. Toronto apparently learnt from Ottawa’s experience and implemented tighter…
I exited the subway car at Queen’s Park Station and climbed the stairs to the ground level. There I immediately noticed the increased police presence. Finding a seat, I sat down to unpack my camera equipment and mount my lenses. To establish my role, I slung the camera bag and three camera bodies over my…
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