People upset about funding cuts to libraries made their voices heard in downtown Saskatoon Friday.
Protestors staged a rally outside the Saskatoon cabinet office on 22nd Street over the lunch hour.
They were there to draw attention to the $3.5 million cut from regional libraries in last month’s provincial budget.
The protests were part of a provincewide network of demonstrations, dubbed Drop Everything and Read.
Participants were encouraged to bring a book and read for 15 minutes in front of their MLA’s office.
The provincial cuts left Saskatoon Public Libraries with an $800,000 budget shortfall.
— Rebecca Hoiseth (@rmrsethy) April 7, 2017
A petition has been circulated in libraries calling for the government to reverse the decision, which has led to layoffs and program cuts across the province.
-with files from JT Marshall and Brent Bosker