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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Ron Banerjee: "Let's get into a big fight right inside the Eaton's Centre." Attack After Pegida Rally Looks Pre-meditated

We're still going over the events that occurred after yesterday's Pegida rally. Ron Banerjee who was also in attendance (though we didn't know it at the time) posted a grainy video of an attack inside a Toronto mall:

We later learned that the mall was the Eaton's Centre.

Later in the evening Rick Boswick and Derek Storie alluded to other coverage of the event in which they admit to committing assaults in the guise of a "citizen's arrest."

That video was posted on Boswick's YouTube channel and it doesn't make them look good.

I've cut out most of the walking (there's a lot of walking) but kept in the relevant details including:
  • Ron Banerjee goading the counter-protesters and telling them where they are going while also making threats about what will happen.
  • As they walk towards the Eaton's Centre Banerjee saying to Boswick, "lets get into a big fight right inside the Eaton's Centre" to which Boswick replies, "yep."
  • The fight in which involved several of the far right rally members (Nouns of Odin, Canadian Nationalist Party, Yellow Vesters, homophobic street preachers, etc) attack counter-protesters with fists, feet, and weapons.
  • Chris Vanderweide being lauded and then bragging about using helmets as weapons.

It is hard to view this as anything but pre-meditated at this point:

And of course, they are happy as pig in shit:

UPDATE 1: More indication from the video that the far-right were planning on assaulting counter-protesters:

UPDATE 2: Seems that some of the Nouns of Odin, aside from Chris Vanderweide decided not to attend the Pegida rally due to animosity towards some people involved.

Annette Morrison is the "alpha" or "queen" of the Wolves of Odin (because 1. they all need ridiculous, self-aggrandizing titles and 2. none of these groups are especially original). We also learned that Chris Vanderweide appears to have deleted his Facebook profile which we find especially interesting.

UPDATE 3: We have a statement from the man who was taken to the hospital.
As is visible from the video and security footage, all I had done was usher families away from the Nazis within the centre, and got suckerpunched after picking up one of the signs they dropped. I did not make any effort to fight back, instead allowing the attack on camera to unfold. You can clearly see me stop Ylli Radovicka (AKA John Moretti) from utilizing the sharpened metal pole he had used as a weapon on others by grabbing the weapon and refusing to let go. 
What's not visible on video is Chris Vanderweide taking swings at passerby, including at a security guard's head which I stopped by reaching behind the guard and blocking the piece of wood with a cross he was carrying. That particular security guard thanked me for my actions. 
Not only did I not engage in criminal conduct, but Radovicka, Vanderweide, Boswick, and the CNP had done so on camera whilst facing criminal trials for threatening journalists. As i stated before security brought in paramedics to check me over, Christ-inspired nonviolence towards evil has resulted in a theatrical victory against neo-Nazism.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Violence After Pegida March: Northern Guard Attack Counter-Protester an Rick Boswick Admits to Assaulting People

Well, this didn't take long:

As counter-protesters were making sure the fascists left the Toronto downtown after the Pegida rally, this video shows two members of the Northern Guard assaulting one of them. ARC has heard of a number of instances of counter-protesters being isolated at attacked. One evidently ended up in the hospital.

UPDATE: Another incident which occurred on a downtown mall involved numerous fascists attacking a single counter-protester; Chris Vanderweide (the man who assaulted two individuals with a helmet at the Hamilton Pride event) was thick in the middle:

Rick Boswick and Derek Story posted the following video which, and I know they don't actually believe this, incriminates them as having engaged in assaults (at least Boswick) themselves:

Holding someone on the ground, tearing off an article they are wearing by force, and taking a picture or video of the encounter isn't a "citizen's arrest." It is assault, and I'm not sure that the judge in Boswick's court appearance will be especially impressed should Boswick actually publish the video he claims to have produced.

I'm still working on other videos from earlier in the day, however here are a few highlights from Wayne Peters' video and commentary:

I'll have more on this as well as the events that took place in Hamilton involving the Yellow Vesters led by antisemite and Paul Fromm associate Justin Long as well as Tim "Braying Jackass" Kelly's Proud Boys tomorrow.

Pegida Canada Rally In Toronto Vastly Outnumbered

Given the events in Hamilton, we expected that there would be a large contingent of the far-right attending the Pegida rally in Toronto today. We also expected a much larger group of counter-protesters who would come out to oppose them.

We were half right:

Their numbers certainly improved, but the hate groups -- Pegida, Nouns of Odin, Yellow Vesters, Canadian Nationalist Party, etc -- look to be outnumbered by close to 4 or 5 to 1 minimum. Vice journalist Mack Lamoureux has been covering the event from the start:

Not surprisingly, Chris Vanderweide also showed up to continue bask in his 15 minutes of alt-right infamy:

Now while Chris is clearly visible and could be arrested, the police seem to be more concerned about the people who have been peacefully opposing the hate groups:

I'll be posting more soon. Also watching a live feed from the Pegida side (suffice it to say they are sort of losing their shit about being outnumbered yet again). Yellow Vester Wayne Peters from Alberta is present. His first live feed cut out after more than an hour. He did a brie second live feed before it too seemed to cut out:

I'm currently down loading the first video but a few highlights in his commentary are:

  • When the counter-protesters troll the Pegida side about being paid by George Soros, Peters actually believes that this constitutes proof of the ridiculous claim.
  • Urged people to spy on groups such as YVCE to help "add to his case file."
  • Refers to the LTGBTQ community as "alphabet soup" community.
  • Claims that abortion rights are leading to the murder of full term infants and that this is a means to diminish the number of "real" Canadians and to bring in immigrants to replace "our people."
  • Claims that people supporting diversity are supporting the end of their blood line.
I'll post more on that when I finish the download and start looking for clips.

Now the police have said that the hate groups aren't marching:

I'll believe that when it is confirmed by other parties.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Rick Boswick and Derek Storie: More Fallout From Attack on LGBTQ Community By Far-Right

The days since Christian Taliban members, Yellow Vesters (as represented by Rick Boswick and Derek Storie among others), Canadian Nationalist Party members, and a Wolves of Odin have been interesting in that it tells us a great deal about the mindset and character of the people who attacked LGTBQ members and counter-protesters at a Hamilton Pride event.

The face of that violent encounter has become this guy:

Chris Vanderweide was caught on camera striking two individuals with the helmet he was wearing. Despite wearing faux body armor and said helmet, Vanderweide claims he and the other far right protesters were not there to start a fight which is a rather unbelievable claim given the footage.

Still, it hasn't stopped Boswick and Storie from trying to turn him into a hero for the far right akin to Kyle Chapman:

The edited video has been shared quite widely on YouTube and has attracted comments from the usua assortment of alt-right shut-ins:

For his part, Vanderweide has tried to monetize his new found infamy:

Not surprisingly, Go Fund Me removed this page:

Hey, grifters gotta grift, eh?

But despite what they seem to believe is a "slam dunk" which proves their claim to have been the victim of a violent attack by counter-protesters despite.... you know.... the actual video evidence they themselves have provided, Boswick and Storie have been frustrated that they haven't been able to control the narrative because normal people can actually see what happened.

As such, they are lashing out and urging their members to harass those who have either spoken out against them or provided coverage of the event that doesn't paint the far right as patriotic superheroes: 

I'm not sure if two unemployed drifters and members of hate groups
really constitutes what Canada is.

They reserve special ire for yours truly:

By the way, suggesting your side has "real hitmen" as an implicit threat doesn't help your claim of being non-violent:

"Lawrence" who also attended the protest and was taken into custody expresses his concern about moles in their movement providing us information:

First, duh!

Second, it really isn't that hard to figure out what you all are up to, so don't flatter yourselves that this is an Operation Overlord sort of thing.

However, even in their own circle, people aren't especially happy with the publicity Hamilton has garnered for their movement:

Even Leigh Stuart apparently isn't happy:

Are we instigating civil insurrection that will lead to conflict? Fundamentally yes.
That's quite the admission Rick despite saying this earlier in the evening:

Oh, I suppose I should have mentioned that I grabbed the videos Boswick and Storie posted a couple of nights ago?

They really, really, hate when I do that. ;)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Canadian Nationalist Party: Antisemites and Racists

If one has been paying attention, one would note that members of the Canadian Nationalist Party have become ubiquitous at far right events. If there is a Yellow Vests, Pegida, or (as occurred this past Sunday) anti-LGBTQ event, it is almost guaranteed that members and supporters of the CNP will be present:

The CNP leader Travis Patron has appeared on this blog before including when he was confronted at one of his very poorly attended speaking events in Winnipeg. We also discussed his attempt to book a space to speak at the University of Toronto.

Suffice it to say he hasn't enjoyed ARC's coverage of his effort:

By the way, I feel I should mention that Patron plans on running in the next federal election on the consistency of Souris-Moose Mountain in Saskatchewan:

Despite Patron's claims that the CNP isn't racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, or antisemites, he certainly attracts a lot of racists, homophobes, Islamophobes, and antisemites including blast from the past, former Nazi Party of Canada leader John Beattie:

In fact based on the what we learned about two CNP members who were part of the attack on Pride attendees in Hamilton, we can add two others to the list:

Monday, June 17, 2019

Identifying Hamilton Homophobes, Yellow Vests, and Canadian Nationalist Party Members: We Have Photos

There has been more media coverage of the assaults that took place at the Pride event in Hamilton this past Saturday:
Mayor Fred Eisenberger wants to make sure violence at Hamilton Pride festival never happens again 
Right-wing and religious extremists converged on Saturday’s Gage Park Pride celebration leading to violence and shouting matches....
According to witnesses, yellow-vested protesters — who have been regularly staging gatherings on Saturdays at City Hall — along with religious extremists, converged on the annual Pride Hamilton event Saturday afternoon at Gage Park. 
This led to numerous brawls and shouting matches. Several individuals were led away by police, but no charges laid.
Former Hamilton councillor Matthew Green said a group of Gage Park area residents — in support of the event — brought a 15-metre long black curtain to try to block attendees from seeing the homophobic signs.
He said last year's celebration — which he also attended — saw "a group of ultra-right religious people attending for three or four hours spewing vitriolic and hateful language ...
"This time they didn't come by themselves. They came with some of the yellow vest ... fascist people, dressed in combat gear and were there specifically to escalate into violence."
The City Hall protests and the one at Gage Park, he added, are attracting extremist right-wingers from outside the city.
"I think we have a very real and present problem ... 
"We have people coming in from across the country seeing Hamilton as fertile ground for a new neo-Nazi movement. And the response politically has been lacklustre." 
He said the police need to lay charges more often, rather than taking an approach he described as "holding the line, but not necessarily enforcing the law."
By Sunday ARC and others began trying identify the Christian extremists, Yellow Vesters, and Canadian Nationalist Party members who were present at this protest as well as an anti-Trans protest occurring in Vancouver at the same time which featured one of Max Bernier's PPC candidates with the Nouns of Odin providing "security."

Now thanks to an anonymous supporter, we have some high resolution images.

Probably the most aggressive and violent individual was the individual who on Facebook used the name "Might Guy":

Well, "Might Guy" has a name:

Another individual who was caught in the act of an unprovoked assault was "John Mark Moretti"

UPDATE: His real name looks like it may be Ylli Radovicka:

Hate "preacher" Philip Ness-Thomas loudly accused the counter-protesters of engaging in violence as his own members assaulted them:

Rick Boswick and Derek Storie provided very useful coverage of the attack, though they actually seem to believe that is supports their claim of being victimized (it decidedly does not):

Kudos to Derek as this appears to be the least high he's been in a photo or video this far.

Now ARC would like to ask readers to help identify other members.

For example there are these two individuals (UPDATE: Guy in white t-shirt goes by the name Tomek Skii):


This dude who looks like he's going to blow a gasket (UPDATE: Fabian Castillo):

This lady in a hoodie auditioning as an extra for "The Nun":

UPDATE: Goth Granny (which would be an awesome name for an actual grandma or an industrial metal band) has been identified as Darlene Burgess:

Burgess also seems to be suffering from a serious case of cognitive dissonance: 

A rainbow flag, eh?


I thought only cowards wear masks?

Of COURSE he would be wearing a MAGA hat, a Stars and Bars t-shirt, and a Yellow Vest.

It's an asshole trifecta!
UPDATE: No name yet, but this seems to be the guy:

And this guy who is just happy someone invited him to something:

We also have representatives from the Canadian Nationalist Party who helpfully identify themselves by their cheap shirts:

I think it is safe to say at this point that anyone who wears anything Trump related
is probably a really shitty excuse for a human being.
UPDATE: "Bad hair cut" has a name now:

Jesus dude! Your mother let you out of the house with that haircut? I could
do better with a medium sized bowl and a pair of garden shears.

These are all people we need to identify. One other CNP member whom we don't have a high definition photo of is this fella whom we may have a partial ID on:

According to a video posted on the CNP YouTube channel promoting (you won't be shocked) the Yellow Vest movement, the character above idenities himself as Gus:


So folks, let's do some work, shall we?

I'm not about to hold my breath, but hope springs eternal

UPDATE: More folks that I didn't catch the first time.

"Lawrence" is ubiquitous at these sort of events. Here he is being taken into custody, though it seems he was released soon after.