Defending Canadian Democracy and Parliament from Beijing, China

Alex deVries (Flickr’s alexthepuffin) may seem to be protesting powerlessly alone in Beijing. But he is not. Alex’s action is a lesson to us all: Do not fear to protest alone as you will never know what your lone voice will inspire.

When we Canadians see an unjust shutdown of our Parliament, when we see our democracy being trampled, when we see prime minister harper thinks he is above Parliament and above the law, when harper thinks he doesn’t need to answer to Parliament, then it is up to each and every single one of us Canadian to stand up to fight and protect our democracy and Parliament.

The fight will go on until there are no Canadian left standing anywhere in the world.

So, thanks Alex for caring enough to fight for Canada all the way from Beijing, China on January 23rd, 2010 together with Canadians in Calgary and around the country.

P.S. Yes, harper want us to have short term memory and forget that our democracy has been shutdown by him single-handedly. It is up to us to keep remind harper we may forgive but we will NEVER FORGET.

Alex_Prorogue_2 by alexthepuffin.

Alex_Prorogue_1 by alexthepuffin.

7 Responses to Defending Canadian Democracy and Parliament from Beijing, China

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  2. jdignum says:

    Way to go “alex”. Not a safe activity in Beijing, so I commend you. This illustrates the global power of the internet for good.

  3. kempton says:

    I have a smile on my face as I remember what happened in the Square in 1989. At the same time, I think “alex” is save, the Chinese government only kick, beat up, and arrest Chinese.

    Canadian protesting about Canadian politics is probably a safe activities even in the eyes of the undercover Chinese cops.

    On a serious note, it is our right and privilege to protest right at stephen harper’s office. And the Calgary Police was nice and helpful to us to make sure we are safe.

  4. Alex deVries says:

    Trust me, the photo was taken very quickly. Security was quite tight. Glad you like it.

    – A

  5. kempton says:

    Wow Alex, thanks for the clarification. I love the photos even more now! I was naive to assume security was anything but tight even for Canadians. They look great!

    Thanks again for showing Canadians in Canada how lucky we are to have the right to protest freely (for now)!


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