Friday, March 30

Protestors force temporary closure of Hamilton federal building

The federal government building at 55 Bay St. N. was temporarily shut down earlier today after a group of protesters upset at the closure of Status of Women offices across the country attempted to get in the building.

Five women from a local organization had first attempted to visit local Status of Women organizer Evelyn Myrie "to thank her for her years of hard work and support," activist Kelly Hayes said. They were met by security and police and asked to leave the building, which housed the Status of Women office.

The five women stayed in the building lobby as dozens of protesters who had gathered outside to demonstrate against the office closures, which come in to effect today, tried to enter the building. The doors were locked and people who were already in the building had to leave through the back exit.

LINK: Hamilton Spectator

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