I was taking a nap when I was awakened by what sounded like chanting,
which wouldn't have surprised a whole lot,
this being Good Friday for some...
While it sounded fervent from afar,
it was not what I expected...
I grabbed the camera [of course!!] and went outside to observe.
Turns out these were parents protesting against some decision from our ministry of education.
What a big surprise!!!
The degree of discontent in our society keeps on rising,
for one reason or another,
and one can't imagine [yet] what it will culminate into [eventually],
as I doubt any of our politicians can find a solution to appease the masses.
There is not one political party that can boast to have the blind support and allegiance of the people.
While Quebecois have often been considered complacent...
these last few years,
a momentum has been building up in civic actions to denounce
mismanagement and corruption of our government at all levels,
and cynicism has become the norm.
There's a saying in French:
"Méfiez-vous de l'eau dormante..."
It would hardly shock me if it all turned into a tsunami,
forcing the collapse of our establishment
to reshape our society.
I don't know....
It is merely speculations at this point,
but it just keeps adding on.
Something has got to give before it all blows up...
This here though was a peaceful demonstration,
all things considered,
family protesting with their children.
Something about "L'Ecole de la Roseliere"...
Good luck to them!!!
Sounds like they had a good school and now it's doomed to be closed.
But it wouldn't be the first time we see decisions being made with an utter lack of judgement...
The police keeping a watch on things,
and keeping them safe at the same time,
in this case...
If I don't go where the action is,
the action comes to me,
it would seem...
I took these pics because I liked those shadows multiplying the presence of the crowd,
giving it an eerie feeling.
These shadows weren't threatening in the least,
but one should never underestimate the power of the people.
I'm just saying...