Expressions in Solidarity: The Unknown Soldiers

May 9, 2014

Expressions in Solidarity: The Unknown Soldiers

Michelle Matin
Cottingham Jr PS

“The active participation of people is necessary for democracy to remain in check. Having grown up between Montreal and Toronto, I can clearly appreciate the differences and similarities of our provincial neighbours.

The thing that strikes me about this picture are the thousands upon thousands of people who blocked the streets of Montreal—each day, at the same time, for months. Strangers smiling, pumping out their street tunes, joined together for a moment in time…and then they just march on. That exchange, however brief, was long forgotten by all. I was so privileged to bear witness to it.”

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