Smog die-in protestor banished from worms

Rating: NNNNNThings took a turn for the absurd at Metro Hall last Wednesday when delegates and protestors converged on Metro.


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Things took a turn for the absurd at Metro Hall last Wednesday when delegates and protestors converged on Metro Hall for the Smog Summit.

Tooker Gomberg, as spokesperson for Citizens Against Smog, staged a die-in before the meeting to “dramatize the fact that 1,000 people die every year in Toronto from bad air — a Walkerton every few days.”

Gomberg tried to make delegates, including mayor Mel Lastman, step over the symbolically inert bodies on the way in. But he and the others had only been there a short time when security threatened them with arrest.

Gomberg was banned from the building for 48 hours after he refused to move, according to Martin Smith, a security officer.

This posed a problem, since Gomberg works in Metro Hall running the worm composting program. Unfortunately, his tiny, slimy charges were left without care.

Smog die-in protestor banished from worms

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