48 Hours in…

Posted: June 12, 2011 in Hunger Strike Participants' Blog

We are now into the 48th hour of the Hunger Strike. Although there are no counter-protesters across the street today, we have had a few situations. A car drove by holding a tissue box out of the window, asking if we wanted one in a condescending tone. A few others have walked by asking if we wanted a hot dog. These actions just make our resolve stronger. A young Turkish woman came by and had a long conversation. She talked about her dislike of Erdogan and that things need to change in Turkey. She knew little about the Genocide, however. The warm, sunny day has sent a lot of foot traffic our way along Toronto’s waterfront. It only increased as people stopped to ask about a collision between a car and a light-rail streetcar down the street. It is great to see people stop their busy day to learn more by asking questions and reading the posters. In a few hours, the candlelight vigil in front of the consulate will begin.

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