This afternoon’s pro-Lebanon rally outside the Israeli consulate at Queen’s Park & Bloor was, like so many other recent partisan efforts, riddled with contradictions.
Some speakers called for an immediate ceasefire while applauding the deaths of Israeli soldiers in the same breath. Cameramen, reporters, and photographers were all treated like royalty (by eager protestors and organizers), while a speaker claimed that the war could not be just “another photo op for Stephen Harper.” A chant of “What do we want? Peace and justice!” was met with a few vocal supporters chanting only “justice!” over and over again.
War is over, if you want it. I guess.