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Saturday, February 25, 2012

CANADA-Week of Solidarity with the Revolution in India

As part of the global Week of Solidarity with the Revolution in India, a rally was held in Ottawa on January 21st. Demonstrators led by the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada (PCR-RCP) marched through the streets of Vanier, a working class neighbourhood.
The Week of Solidarity with the Revolution in India was called for by the International Committee in Support to the People's War in India, which regroups various Maoist, anti-imperialist and democratic forces. It happened a few weeks after the brutal killing and torture of Indian Maoist leader Kishenji. Revolutionaries marched to the Indian high commission and expressed support for the Indian Revolution and outrage at the anti-people actions of the Indian government and the atrocities brought about by Operation Green Hunt, an anti-Maoist offensive.
Upon reaching the high commission, speeches were given by members of the PCR-RCP as well as the International League of Peoples' Struggle. The demonstration ended with the singing of the Internationale, and then a second march away from the high commission. Among other groups that attended were the Marxist Students' Associations of the University of Ottawa (UOMSA) and Carleton University (CMSA), the Toronto-Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee (PRAC) and the Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM).
Estimates of the PCR-RCP suggested that around 75 people participated in the rally, with several joining en-route. This demonstration was one of more than 100 actions that took place around the world as part of the week of solidarity. Demonstrators suggested that it was important for them as Canadian revolutionaries to not only show support for the struggling masses of India but also to challenge Canadian imperialism at home, which seeks to halt anti-imperialist movements in India and elsewhere. Lal Salaam!
–> Video from the demonstration: Part 2Part 3.

Part 1;
Demonstration outside the Indian Embassy in Ottawa, Saturday, January 21 PCR Canada

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