Grannies join in Harper budget protest.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in Actions

Grannies join in Harper budget protest.

Six of us–Bessa, Cathleen, Jake, Jo, Ria and Rosalie–were among 20 activists who interrupted Flaherty’s budget speech on March 29, 2012 by chanting “Where are WE in your budget.  This is not our budget!”  Jane was planning to come, but was called out of town by a death in the family.

Doing this action was very empowering to all of us, particularly since the young people involved expressed so much appreciation and the press reports all mentioned, citizens of all ages.  We wanted to do it due to the fact that lots of money is pouring into weapons, so-called military security, tar sands, while at the same time, cutting public service jobs, environmental protection, and raising the age of retirement.  Wrong priorities!

Group photo

After the action, we were all marched to a basement room by polite house security who took a photo of each of us plus identification.  We were not arrested, but were told we are banned from the house for the foreseeable future.  We await letters telling us what that means.

Check out a video of the action.  Click here.

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