In a display that was anything but apathetic, thousands of Canadians of varying political stripes clogged city streets across Canada demanding Prime Minister Stephen Harper reopen Parliament and get back to work.

Hordes of protesters crammed Toronto’s downtown square, cradling signs denouncing the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament until early March.

Crowd estimates widely varied, but thousands of people closed down a busy section of Yonge Street to sing, march and chant anti-Harper slogans.

“These demonstrations that are happening all over the country are Canadians’ way of saying ‘you are wrong, you are completely wrong about us. You pushed us, you pushed us and now we’re mad,’” said an impassioned Andrea Dale, 46, who works in the financial sector.