Calendar: Protests during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
While some Vancouverites will be cheering the end of the Olympic torch relay and watching the opening ceremonies on TV, others will be grabbing their placards and making a beeline for the nearest protest rally.
This is the Georgia Straight's guide to local anti-Olympic protests and free events critical of the 2010 Winter Games.
For details, including rally locations and start times, simply click on an event's name.
This calendar is a work in progress and will be updated as new information becomes available.
Are you planning a protest or free anti-Olympic event in Metro Vancouver? Please send us an e-mail.
Don't forget to check out Straight.com/Olympics for updates on everything going on during the Games.
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Feb 3, 2010 at 12:12pm
Are you kidding me? You guys are actively encouraging these idiots?
Feb 3, 2010 at 12:20pm
I don't see how they're 'encouraging' - they're just getting the word out! That's what the media does. Duh.
Feb 3, 2010 at 1:39pm
The Olympics are about togetherness and harmony and good will. Only idiots would disagree. Big stupid idiots who arouse in me nothing but loathing and contempt.
How's that, Mark?
Feb 3, 2010 at 2:46pm
All those with no jobs who do nothing to support society and only complain will surely be there. All the working class will have to keep working to pay taxes for the welfare checks of all the protesters.
Feb 3, 2010 at 3:00pm
This is why Vancouver is called the no fun city, it's a city full of idiots with no critical thinking skills and the belief that anyone who doesn't think the same as them is on welfare or unemployed. I guess all those idiots who protested the plans to build a freeway through downtown Vancouver in the 70's were a bunch of welfare recipients and wasting their time?
My guess is the people posting rants against protesters will be the ones crying loudest when taxes increase to pay for the Olympics.
Feb 3, 2010 at 3:11pm
If it bleeds it leads.
Is this social / anti-social media calendar an idea whose time has come? Maybe, but we'll see how popular it is with advertisers when downtown businesses have their windows smashed during the Joe Biden anti war protests. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3606898.stm
I hope Olympic sponsors like Coca Cola, RBC, HBC, Rona, Visa, McDonalds, and all the rest are paying attention, because your brands are fuelling these protests.
Maybe protestors should name their marches after Olympic sponsors? i.e. The Coca Cola Protest or the Rona Riots.
I also wonder how long Google will allow their service to be used to promote civil disobedience?
Feb 3, 2010 at 3:44pm
The Olympics are about what RF? Greed corruption and
Government Freebies I quite agree and I intend to attend any actions I can If your part of the Olympics your part of the problem!
Sheep such as yourself simply arouse pity!
Feb 3, 2010 at 4:17pm
To MGrant: It's "you're".......not "your". I'm just saying.....
Feb 3, 2010 at 4:31pm
"street march to clog the arteries of capitalism"........you're so intelligent. socialism has worked so well for you..... was it the lack of quality in medical care, or the length of the waiting list that was the deal breaker? try to read more.
Feb 3, 2010 at 4:37pm
MGrant:.......goes to credibility.