May Day rally marches down Ottawa streets

Carleton Journalism Intern, Hilary Thomson

Hundreds of protestors blocked traffic in Ottawa’s downtown core on Thursday afternoon, on their way to the Prime Minister’s Office, calling on the federal government to hear their many demands.

Different activist groups showed up in McNabb Park at Bank and Gladstone to fight for their cause which included raising the minimum wage, free education, a stop to the pipeline projects and the re-establishment Canada Post home delivery services.

Angela Idahosa, who is marching for an increase in minimum wage, feels a bond with all the ralliers. “We are not here to fight for merely ourselves. We are here to fight for the voice of the people so all the people from every organization came out to do the same thing.

The rally was organized by activist group Solidarity Against Austerity which represents the interests of all working-class groups that have been affected by government cut-backs.

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