|Looking south at the Hamasites
|One of the Neutrei Karta crazies
|Pro-Israel to the north
One of the distinct differences between the opposing camps was that the pro-Israel supporters were normal, middle-class citizens. There was a jovial atmosphere on the north side of the street where they assembled, with a number of them having brought their pet dogs. The Hamas supporters, some of whom carried posters with a picture of the terror organizations recently eliminated military wing commander, had their own type of festivities going on. They would shout abuse and claims of victimization and then the group would go into a hysterical frenzy, resembling the Arab crowds in Gaza or Tehran roaring Allahu Akbar! and Death to America! Anyone who has seen the movie Argo would recognize their resemblance to the throng that stormed the US Embassy.
Blogger Blazing Cat Fur was there, as was Blogwrath. Blazing Cat Fur observed the main reason the terror supporters outnumbered the Israel supporters was because few among the former have jobs or families. The Hamasites are professional protesters and malcontents while the Israel supporters have real lives and responsibilities to attend. The idiots from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) who were there in support of Hamas was exemplary of that. OCAP is primarily made up of people who collect Ontario Disability Support Payments (ODSP) because of psychiatric illness that renders them unemployable.
|In the midst of the bad guys
The supporters of Israel held Canadian and Israeli flags together. Their message was of the shared values of the two democratic nations. Values that Palestinian supporters of terrorism and their useful idiot Canadian allies utterly reject.