Though protests turned violent in Rome, in Canada they were peaceful as Saturday afternoon unfolded. The protests took root at Occupy Wall Street, where protesters have held firm for several days. The protests widened around Columbus Day as well.
Meanwhile, as the Canadian Press noted, the movement that began in Canada, with Vancouver-based AdBusters, came full circle.
Aboriginals were on hand for many of the protests, with one of the rallying Occupy Winnipeg posters depicting Métis activist and hero Louis Riel.