On Wednesday morning, hundreds of people lined up outside of Queen’s Park, trying to get a seat inside during a question period to protest Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause to slash council size.
— 🦋 (@emmapaling) September 12, 2018
Waiting, waiting in a huge line to get into question period at Queen’s Park, but they’re delaying letting us in. Another swipe at democracy. pic.twitter.com/kg7PRjde8V
— Lise Fournier (@liselfournier) September 12, 2018
Slogans outside Queen’s Park. pic.twitter.com/6J8rXta1Oz
— Varsity News (@VarsityNewsUofT) September 12, 2018
More signs of protest outside Queen’s Park pic.twitter.com/PeD24qIbvp
— Meagan Fitzpatrick (@fitzpatrick_m) September 12, 2018
— Tom Fraser (@tomfraserhfx) September 12, 2018
— T.O. Enviro Alliance (@TOenviro) September 12, 2018
According to MPP Michael Coteau, the question period was briefly delayed due to hecklers, and the public gallery was cleared out and protestors were handcuffed and cleared out of the building.
Queen’s Park public gallery has just been cleared, protesters being handcuffed &cleared out of building, legislature in recess. People are angry at the unprecedented use of the #NotwithstandingClause …& @fordnation calls Toronto city council dysfunctional?#onpoli #TOpoli #bill5 pic.twitter.com/R5kT5CiBz8
— Michael Coteau (@coteau) September 12, 2018
After Ford kicked everyone out of the public gallery, hundreds of Torontonians outside of Queen’s Park began chanting “Let us in!”
After Ford kicked everyone out of the public gallery — the very people opposed to his attempt to override our charter rights and democracy — hundreds of Torontonians outside Queen’s Park rally and chant “Let us in”. #topoli #onpoli #bill5 pic.twitter.com/Le5eBOnAVP
— Progress Toronto (@progresstoronto) September 12, 2018