Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ryerson University students Freeze the Peas

Worried about the temperature of peas, Toronto students focused their social activism on the status of the lowly pod-less green peas and called for a blanket policy of freezing said peas. Shouting for colder storage methods while brandishing simple signs of protest, the marching students made a circle in the middle of the Yonge and Dundas Street pedestrian scramble intersection and pushed a cart laden with cans of vegetables across the roadway. Ryerson Engineering students seemed to be taking a leading role in organizing the demonstration.
The Ryerson's independent student newspaper, the Eyeopener, told us that the protest was "According to a flyer, the “Freeze the Peas” “movement,” a parody of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU)’s “Freeze the Fees” campaign, aims to “pass a motion that makes peas more accessible to Ryerson students.” It also asks students to make a donation to the Good Food Centre, Ryerson’s student-run food bank, in order to “put the peas back into the hands of the students.”"
It was all fun until someone started eating the peas - oh, the horror. See more of the peaceful rally after the jump.

In other news the young students refused to eat their veggies and were sent to their rooms without dessert. Today's extreme cold weather alert helped the freezing cause.

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