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Ontario / Toronto politics, protest dispatches 

Okay, so I've been outside the provincial legislature building for like 4 hours now.

Hundreds of ppl lined up to get into the public galleries as the PCs called a midnight sitting to force through a bill using the notwithstanding clause to cut Toronto council after the court found it abridged our constitutional rights.

They only let in like 100 people - who were soon kicked out for being disruptive.

Ontario / Toronto politics, protest dispatches 

The long line dissolved into an angry mob who began chanting "let us in!" We have been assembled outside chanting and yelling for hours. The crowd has shrunk, but a dedicated bunch are still here being very loud.

Periodically opposition MPPs have come out to encourage us.

They're sitting for 3 more hours...

Ontario / Toronto politics, protest dispatches 

Well, we stayed to the very end, maybe a dozen or so of us? A bunch of scrappy queer & trans people. When Doug Ford was speaking at the end of the night we all hammered on the wooden wall (the hoardings around a part of the building being renovated, coincidentally right beside where we were waiting to go in to the public gallery) to drown him out. They could hear us yelling all night.

Ontario / Toronto politics, protest dispatches 

There are still some more stages before the bill is passed. Also, tomorrow there is a Court of Appeal hearing for Bill 5—the Superior Court judge overturned it because it was unconstitutional, and the province is asking for that decision to be stayed.

Now, I am going to get my T shot and go home and feed the cat and shower and go to bed.

Ontario / Toronto politics, protest dispatches 

@nev This being who has a bad cold and a profound need for more sleep thanks you and your fellow beings.

Ontario / Toronto politics, protest dispatches 

@thatdawnperson thank you 💛

Ontario / Toronto politics, protest dispatches 

@nev 💜

Ontario / Toronto politics, protest dispatches 

@nev you sleep tight <3 <3

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