the battle of billings bridge
today was a day of tactical victories and badly needed morale boosts in the struggle against the terrorists illegally occupying the city.
centre stage was billings bridge via bank street. it all kicked off early this morning while i was still nestled in my cocoon of warmth (another questionable sleep). citizen/counter protesters turned the tables on the occupiers and pinned a long line of them on riverside drive. cops attempted to get (us) to let them through on the promise that they wouldn't allow them to go downtown. But trust in the local police is shredded and no one budged.
morning turned to afternoon on this frigid sunday as the crowd swelled. pizzas and a sound system were brought in and i as well as most of us around the city i'm sure experienced something that felt like catharsis - a small victory.
eventually after some negotiating, citizens were allowing one truck at a time to pass through (on the outskirts) provided they removed their flags from their truck first lol. you love to see it.
across the city pockets of citizens, fed up with the non -response from the cops and political leaders, took to key intersections and turned away the occupiers in numbers. my retweeting thumb is practically sore from signal boosting.
what fucking choice do we have here - they're forcing the closure of grocery stores in the core, people can't get food, they've attempted to burn down a building, some are losing count of the amount of times they've been harassed. we're heading into the third week and the people of this town have had enough, many are sleep deprived. AHK.
don't know that I've ever been prouder to be an ottawan.
if it warms closer to zero this week, you bet your ass I'll be making my way to any nearby intersection that needs bodies to block out the fash.
if they're still here.
onward and upward!