Thursday, March 15, 2012

Uhm, No. Not Us.

We've been receiving a few media requests regarding the proposed anti-racism rally being organized in Edmonton. And we've been forwarding those requests to people who ARE organizing the rally.

We aren't the one's organizing the rally.

So while we appreciate the coverage the media is giving to this upcoming event, we are annoyed with the very lazy journalism here which claims WE at ARC are organizing a counter-protest. Credit for that should go to.... oh, we don't know.... the people who actually ARE working hard to organize the rally?

Perhaps our friends in the media might try, one day, to provide accurate information instead of making unsupported statements in print? Hope springs eternal.

Just a thought.

Whyte Avenue to be home to white pride?

Published: March 15, 2012 5:59 a.m.
Last modified: March 15, 2012 1:43 a.m.

White supremacists are marching into Edmonton.
For the first time, the group Blood & Honour is holding its white-pride rally here, inviting participants from across Canada to “openly express racial pride.”

The event is slated for March 24, according to a blog post.

An organizer first said Edmonton’s will replace Calgary’s march — which has lost steam in recent years — but later told Metro the event status in that city is “complicated.”

Anti-Racist Canada
[yeah, not us, but another group is organizing this event] plans a counter-rally at noon at End of Steel Park.

Const. Ken Smith with the Edmonton Police Service’s hate-crimes unit said members are prepared for “whatever happens.”

Three years ago, the two sides clashed in Calgary and police had to step in.

Smith said EPS has been in “constant communication” with Calgary Police Service.

He wouldn’t say how many officers will be present.

Edmonton rally organizers must apply for a permit, but that hasn’t happened yet, said Smith, noting the group seems to be organizing here under the radar.

“What they wanted to do is catch the police off guard,” he said.

With files from jeremy nolais


Anonymous said...

With out immigration are housing market would crash. Neo-nazis don't know fuck all about economics.

Anonymous said...

I knew you guys would catch that and probably mention it on here. They also said on the journal's website that our rally is a counter protest against theirs but ours was organized first here in Edmonton, none of the boneheads had any concrete plans made public till well after! And the journal site linked to Stormfront but called ARC "an anti racist website"

Anonymous said...

It would be nice had you decided to provide a link to this group...