More than one hundred people are expected to rally in front of Rideau Hall today in support of the Climate Welcome sit-ins that have taken place since Thursday. Protesters will deliver a set of solar panels as Trudeau’s last ‘welcome gift’ in hopes that they will be incorporated into the renovations at 24 Sussex Drive.
This is the last of four days of sit-ins called ‘ Climate Welcome ’. The purpose of the actions, organized by 350.org Canada ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris this December, is to call for a freeze on tar sands expansion and a commitment from Trudeau to build a clean energy economy.
Over 200 people from all over Canada have joined the demonstrations over the last four days. Demonstrators have yet to receive an answer to their demands.
When and Where: November 8, 2015. Press interviews at Rideau Falls Park at 10 a.m., march begins towards Rideau Hall at 11 a.m., arriving at Rideau Hall for sit-in and attempting gift presentation at 11:30 a.m.
Visuals: Large group sit-in at the Prime Minister’s residence, youth marching with signs led by First Nations and Indigenous Metis People, large banners, singing and chanting, large solar panels
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