The photos, courtesy of Victor Laszlo, are here!!!
The red pouch in the table contains writing tools. The red bits on The Wall are the text of Sections 318 and 319 of the Criminal Code of Canada, which I was to ‘display prominently’ so as not to ‘entrap’ people into accidentally getting arrested for thinking they can write anything they want on a Free Speech Wall.
Hey, at least you can see the Canadian flag behind me – that has to count for something, right?
The RCMP vehicle in the right part of the picture is my protection team.
Another RCMP officer ensuring peace on The Hill.
He had a permit of his own to demonstrate – but he could go anywhere, so he came to check me out. My display was deemed too provocative and dangerous to bystanders (as well as my RCMP guards), so I had been limited to this corner.
Apparently, slightly lowering the rope between these two supports (not even ones closest to my display) was ‘sufficient’ to ensure ‘public access’ to my Free Speech Wall. In the background, you can see RCMP Constable watching the dip in the rope very, very closely indeed: to provide appropriate security.
All these photos are courtesy of Victor Laszlo.
For full write-up of the day, please see my report here.