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PHOTOS: Occupy Winnipeg, SlutWalk Protests

October 16, 2011 9:00 AM | News

Participants in the Occupy Winnipeg (left) and SlutWalk (right) protests make their voices heard on Saturday, October 15, 2011. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

Hundreds of supporters of the Occupy Winnipeg movement gathered Saturday in solidarity on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature to protest income disparity, social inequality and corporate greed.

The global “Occupy” movements have been spreading ever since beginning on New York’s Wall Street in recent weeks. Similar protests were planned for other large Canadian cities this weekend, as supporters voiced their concerns for the growing gap between the country’s rich and poor.

From the Legislature, the protest moved to the courtyard of 201 Portage Avenue, and eventually back to Broadway.

At the same time, about 300 people were taking part in the SlutWalk — a public display to show a woman’s choice of clothing does not mean an invitation to be sexually assaulted, no matter how provocative. The group also marched to the Legislature, where they joined the Occupy Winnipeg crowd in a sharing circle.

View the photo galleries below from each event:

Occupy Winnipeg