In the aftermath of the events earlier this month, hate groups in Hamilton have escalated their campaign of harassment and violence. Today the target was Pride celebrations in the city. A group of protesters including hate street preachers Philip Ness Thomas and John Mark Moretti, members of the overtly racist and antisemitic Canadian Nationalist Party, at least one individual appearing to be connected to the III% militia, Proud Boys, and Yellow Vests members including Rick Boswick and Derek Storie:
#HamOnt Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) Pride celebration at Gage Park invaded by dumbasses with signs. Barricades erected to block protesters from ruining a wonderful day. Numerous sources confirm most of these protesters aren't city residents.— Soycrates 🌱 (@Soycrates) June 15, 2019
"They don't even GO here!" pic.twitter.com/nUA7yERdhR
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum are currently hawking t-shirts & christianity in exchange for crashing at hate preacher Philip Ness-Thomas' house in Scarborough (GTA). for more info on Phil, check out this piece from last year: https://t.co/P8O2DfAx2K pic.twitter.com/oYAF1DY7E3— Bob Nesta Makhno mistake🏴 (@GilletteMachNo) June 15, 2019
As a bit of an aside, it is rather rich of these people to be decrying the fictional implementation of Sharia law in Canada (not happening) while openly advocating for a theocratic Christian state.
As per the events of June 8, members of the hate groups attempted to antagonize and ultimately began assaulting counter-protesters who put themselves between the hate groups and those who were attending the Pride event:
Hamilton pride this afternoon, video from Tomek Skii fb livefeed. hate preachers (esp John Mark Moretti) clearly there to disrupt event & cause violence against LGBTQ attendees. major respect to the community who came out to shut them down. police don't protect us, we protect us! pic.twitter.com/PtdAw2DUF6— Bob Nesta Makhno mistake🏴 (@GilletteMachNo) June 15, 2019
John Mark Moretti is the one seen in the video attacking & hitting people in the head. he does a fine job of implicating himself on facebook and oh cute, he connects with white supremacist Paul Fromm-supporter Charlene O'Farrell. pic.twitter.com/XUPkuLanEI— Bob Nesta Makhno mistake🏴 (@GilletteMachNo) June 15, 2019
the chud in the red shirt & paintball vest is "Might Guy" on fb. he's connected with Gordo Young & Joe Adragna, who also do paintball vest SeCuRiTy at Pegida events in Toronto. pic.twitter.com/U9lU0cJEHP— Bob Nesta Makhno mistake🏴 (@GilletteMachNo) June 15, 2019
"Might Guy" was also at the failed Pegida rally on May 4. time for a new outfit, bud:https://t.co/gUwUpoNBrPhttps://t.co/xqxWpY12aV— Bob Nesta Makhno mistake🏴 (@GilletteMachNo) June 15, 2019
... Police escorted the fascists who were protesting against unity, love, and peace from the park. But, they remained in the surrounding streets and harassed and attacked folks after Pride let out. Be careful out there.— Dakota Lanktree (@HamiltonSeen) June 15, 2019
Grown cis het men chasing and threatening 14 year old trans boys at @HamiltonPride and the @HamiltonPolice that did nothing about it, should be ashamed of themselves. Keeping the people with a permit safe should trump keeping the mean protesters safe.— Single Mom No Kids (@duckinglitfam) June 15, 2019
Police marching out the protestors at Hamilton Pride and occupying the road so they can not return. #HamONT pic.twitter.com/V45BKLyAXs— Kris Day (@Kris_Day_) June 15, 2019
While I don't know if Justin Long, one of the more highly visible members of the Yellow Vests movement in Hamilton was present, it might be instructive to see some of his more recent rantings:
2. Looks like Fromm is rubbing off on Long. #YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #hamont pic.twitter.com/oc5LNgLigb— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) June 10, 2019
4. Numerous other events are misconstrued in this poorly researched video. *Some* of what he says is accurate but most of it lacks correct historical context.— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) June 10, 2019
Full video: https://t.co/yDVIqMt9Jn
6. None of us are historians so if any experts want to weigh in to add context or correct us, please do so!— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) June 10, 2019
7. Long attended the June 8 rally with multiple members of the Canadian Nationalist Party. Here’s their leader, Travis Patron. https://t.co/bdDZvjlJO6— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) June 11, 2019
More information as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Boswick and Storie post an unhinged video regarding the event.
In the meantime there's the truth.
2) in the park but had to be chased away by the police who kept on circling the park to make sure these idiots wouldn't ruin the rest of the day.— Brian Lewis (@brianlewis3282) June 15, 2019
UPDATE 2: Some in the msm have started reporting on the event.
Police investigating after fight at Gage Park Pride Festival in Hamilton https://t.co/wcR4KXw0wU pic.twitter.com/YxJBYxGYYg— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) June 15, 2019
Police in Hamilton, Ont., are asking witnesses to come forward after a 'large disturbance' at a Pride event at Gage Park. Police say numerous people were engaged in a physical confrontation and several people suffered minor injuries.— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) June 15, 2019
On duty @HamiltonPolice in uniform at @HamiltonPride in @gageparkhamont told me that they wouldn’t stop a fight between fascist and Pride patrons because, & I quote:— Deceivingly Normal (@Morethanquirks) June 15, 2019
“Don’t you remember that we weren’t invited to Pride? We’re just going to stand here, not my problem.”