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(Message started by: Forum Team on Jun 30th, 2002, 6:17pm)

Title: RE: Protest Questions
Post by Forum Team on Jun 30th, 2002, 6:17pm
Original post to calgary.general
Original Subject:  Protest Question (see bottom of this message)

My reply posted to calgary.general
Received-Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 17:44:16 MDT

I was at most of the protests as a neutral, not for or against the
protesters or police, i & others (About Calgary supporters) recorded
many hours worth of dvc tapes, i have worked at the same job for 16
years, i work a second job for the last 7 years, i have a family, I Am
Proud Canadian, Albertan, Calgarian ...
My opinion has to carries some weight.

I / we met and talked to protesters, police, local and foreign media,
worked along side local and foreign media at many of the protests.

Most protesters were people with jobs, labour groups, homemakers,
grandmothers, grandfathers, daughters, sons, brothers, fathers,
mothers .... very few wanted to cause trouble, to put it real short
most just want their message to be heard, to tell the public what they
think needs to be done with this complicated world of ours and now a
9/11 world.
There will always be people unemployed at one time or another for many

The police did a super professional job, under very difficult
conditions, the short of it they had to work in record heat, and
stand, walk, ride bikes, etc ... lots of sore & tired officers, the
officers were very professional, approachable, understanding, and
informative, i / we were always greeted with a smile and a offer of

There were traffic / LRT disruptions which affected lots of people,
the corporate community additude was business as usual, but we know we
need to change some minor things for a few days, but not a big deal,
dresse down to avoid any confrontations, keep a low profile, be
prepared for possible disruptions - delays.

The word is more businesses benefited form the G8 then not.
In other words economically it was a good thing for Calgary Business,
not to mention all the international media exposure Calgary got which
will in turn bring even more to Calgary, Calgary Business & Calgarians

The G8 2002 was an experience, some good some bad, that many of us
will remember for a very long time.


Just a informed opinion, by informed people, that were there!

On Sun, 30 Jun 2002 15:26:28 GMT, "Greg Hope" <greghope@home.ca>

>Are protesters generally made up of lazy misfits that cannot hold a job,
>want to change the world, but were too dumb to get into a position in life
>to do so?
>I know I was working during the G8.  Thanks for wasting the time and money
>of many hard working calgarians you idiots.

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