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Halifax Sidewalk Protest – A Photo Essay

by Christopher Majka

Organizer Kaleigh Trace assists a vision-impaired participant in the rally.
The rally departs from the Halifax North Memorial Public Library
Some of the sentiments of participants.
There was lots of vocalizing: "Fight the power, fight the state. Why should we have to skate?"
And music to accompany the chants.
Participants making themselves heard.
Access is a right.
Gottingen Street filled with marchers.
Determination on the move.
Marching to Falkland Street.
Kaleigh Trace speaks to the crowd.
People listening to a spoken word piece.
Trace with friends.
A young participant.
An easy way to participate in the march.

On February 27th, 2015, over 150 people marched down Gottingen Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia to protest the dangerous and icy state of many of Halifax's sidewalks.

Advocates drew attention to how this situation impacts the lives of those who have disabilities and accessibility problems, as well as ordinary people who have to brave dangerous and slippery conditions simply to go about their daily tasks and routines. Lead by rally organizer, Kaleigh Trace, the crowd demanded more action from municipal authorities to improve conditions for Haligonians, one and all.

Those concerned with this issue may also be interested in my recent article, Sidewalk snow clearing: Three ideas

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