Vancouver activists plan to bang pots and pans to disrupt military display on Canada Day
Vancouver's StopWar activists will be out in force to protest the glorification of war on Canada Day.
In a bulletin sent out to its supporters, StopWar maintains that the country's birthday celebrations "have been strongly co-opted over the years by the Harper government's pursuit of militarism and the presence of the Canadian Armed Forces".
"This is just one of the ways in which the social justice and antiwar values held dearly by so many Canadians are being dismantled," the group stated.
This year, StopWar is urging people to "fight back against this militarized 'War and Austerity' vision".
"Wear your Red Squares, bring your pots and pans and musical instruments," StopWar declared. "Let's dance and march for 'Peace and Prosperity', universal education and democracy."
The activists plan to meet at noon on Canada Day at the Waves Coffee House (1198 West Pender Street) near Harbour Green Park.
From there, they will go to the Canadian Armed Forces display to offer "alternative views to violence & war-making".