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Idle No More supporters busy in Comox Valley

A CROWD OF more than 300 people gathered Saturday at simms Millennium Park to support the Idle No More movement. - Erin Haluschak
A CROWD OF more than 300 people gathered Saturday at simms Millennium Park to support the Idle No More movement.
— image credit: Erin Haluschak

Building on the success of the initial rally in the Comox Valley last weekend, Idle No More organizers are planning a second one this Saturday.

They hope to gather more than a mile-long line of people down one of the comox Valley's most prominent streets.

Organizer Loretta Antoine confirmed a second rally is planned for 2 p.m. at the four corners of Cliffe Avenue and 17th Street in Courtenay.

She added in the spirit of the Mile of Flowers — a late May city tradition of planting a mile of flowers down Cliffe Avenue — organizers hope people will gather in even larger numbers than last Saturday's rally to have a mile of people.

Antoine also noted the rally is a peaceful protest and is encouraging those planning to attend to bring signs, drums, feathers, bagpipes, guitars, horns and more.

More than 300 people attended last Saturday's rally at Simms Millennium Park in Courtenay.

Idle No More protests, which are being held in many cities across Canada, are in support of Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence, who is in her third week of a hunger strike.

Spence said she will continue the hunger strike until Prime Minister Stephen Harper agrees to meet with her and other First Nations leaders to discuss the issue of aboriginal treaties.

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