15,000 March Against Bush in Ottawa

December 4, 2004

On November 30, a crowd of at least 15,000 people rallied at Ottawa city hall, protesting Bush's visit to Canada.

Demonstrators from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and all surrounding areas converged on Ottawa for a noon rally and march.

Under the theme "George W. Bush is not welcome in Ottawa," speakers repeatedly denounced Bush as a war criminal and condemned the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.

By the time the march reached its final destination at Parliament hill, the crowd swelled, covering the large front lawn of the parliament with anti-war banners, placards and slogans.

On December 1, an estimated 4,000 demonstrators took to the streets for another march in Halifax, protesting Bush's visit.