When Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived in Guelph for a campaign stop Monday, he was greeted by several hundred University of Guelph students participating in a “vote mob.” Organizer Gracen Johnson told reporters that the event was not a protest, but intended to show that students care about politics. “What we have right here is a surprise party for Stephen Harper,” he said. The students chanted slogans related to voting, but any participants who began voicing a specifically political message were asked to leave the rally. “We are not fighting for anything, not protesting anything,” another organizer said. Some of the participants had preregistered to attend Harper’s talk, but we’re denied entry because party officials said they had participated in a protest.
Guelph students mob Harper
Hundreds rally to show students will vote
FILED UNDER: Election 2011