Thousands gather across Canada to protest Bill C-51

The Globe and Mail
Jessica Lepore
Published on March 14, 2015

Demonstrators hold up a signs while protesting on a national day of action against Bill C-51, the government's proposed anti-terrorism legislation, in Toronto on Saturday, March 14, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Demonstrators hold up a signs while protesting on a national day of action against Bill C-51, the government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation, in Toronto on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
(Darren Calabrese/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

TORONTO – Approximately 1,500 people converged on Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday to protest the federal government’s proposed anti-terror bill, one of 55 rallies planned across the nation on what is being called a “national day of action” against Bill C-51.

Signs reading “Bill C-51 is un-Canadian” and “freedom not feardom,” among others, poked through the sea of cheering, nodding and chanting heads, the sound of drumming pulsing behind them.

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