The Back to Life walkers were a group of 25 women making the trek from Montreal to Ottawa on foot to protest abortion. Their t-shirts proved to be too much for Parliamentary security. In the words of one of the walkers,
As we left the press gallery, security at the desk told us that we may not enter the building wearing our shirts or jackets, and they escorted us out the door. They weren’t happy with us!
Here’s the photo of them. Anyone know anything about parliamentary security standards? This strikes me as unreasonable, but I can’t claim to know much about how things typically go.by