Don't miss the 75th Anniversary Event in Regina tonight.
Syndicated from Media Co-op
Funny actors incite the audience sitting on the grass to join a march with locked arms across the railway to commemorate the folks who marched to the capital so many years back. Every one marches around with a sense of joy and melancholy, drinks and cigarettes on hands, a train passing-by honks and cheers to the crowd, the cops watch the spectacle from afar.
About 75 years ago, a movement of unemployed men protesting the exploitative conditions of federal relief camps, got together and form a massive trek to Ottawa which made Canada tremble with both excitement and fear as the trekers crossed the country. It was a massive collective that grew in military fashion determined to reach the Countries' capital city and demand justice.
The play started by two workers drinking and discussing whether or not they will join the rally or protesting camp workers. Enticed by a supportive and enchanting girl, the folks decide to join the protesters and the whole audience into the rally. The state declares prison and punishement for those who will join, but the trekers have already set their minds on to Ottawa. They re-organize make a public meeting and declare the journey that changed the lives of many, by making their way into the hidden history books of leftist, anarchists, communists and other space monkeys. The crowd yelled for more, they demand the Regina Riot, but the play had already ended.
The radical street performance, or better said, the radical railway performance, had the unplanned attendance of the police as " "bouncers" who monitored the play, and made calls anytime someone passed by, in or out, but they did not interfere with the crowd. The bonfire, drinks, joints, music and laughter caused curious cops to come nearer to watch the fun.