As a warm up to the anti-G8 Street March, people were invited to a street dance party in the Citadel High parking lot. The mood was positive and the small crowd was abuzz with conversation underneath the throbbing beats of the music.
The small crowd was loud, enthusiasic and peaceful; many carried signs outlining their concerns.
When the time came for the rendevous with the anti-G8 march, the crowd of street dancers and protesters filed down the sidewalk, led by the organizers' van. Chants from the crowd accompanied the music still emanating from the van as it slowly made its way to the corner of the Public Gardens, the starting point of the march.
As the crowd from the street dance approached the Lord Nelson Hotel, police took note of their advance and moved to escort the marchers toward the protest, stopping traffic and sheparding the marchers near busy Spring Garden road.
Finally, the street dance crowd joined the main gathering and protest at Victoria Park, where people met to begin the anti-G8 march.