Monday, September 03, 2018

Soldiers of Odin Edmonton Stunt Fizzles

Today was the day the Soldiers of Odin, the Northern Guard, and what I have to regard as a far-right Christian pseudo-militia Onward Christian Soldier planned on showing up in front of the Mustard Seed church in Edmonton to co-opt their good name and to pretend to be charitable.


I was genuinely wondering if the Soldiers of Odin would actually make an appearance; the Northern Guard and Onward Christian Soldiers no-showed. (SEPTEMBER 5 UPDATE: Evidently two members of the Onward Christian Soldiers pseudo-militia did make an appearance, leader Adam Stevenson and member Win Nay). Based observations by an eyewitness when all was said and done there were roughly 80 counter-protesters compared to "two confirmed proud boys, a black rifle coffee shop dude, and maybe 10-15 soldiers." When asked if they actually brought anything to provide the homeless, the person I spoke to suggested there appeared to be a pot in the back of one of the SoO member's truck and they had some granola bars.

Jeremy Thompson of CTV was on the scene:





When asked about those who arrived to counter-protest, I was told the following:
We were grassroots, just members of the community, and we told those Nazi punks to fuck off. So there's no group to claim credit or anything. We're just everyday folks that recognize that homelessness isn't a problem solved by racist vigilantism.
One of ARC's friends, Siobhan O'Leary, was also present. Let's see if we can help to identify some of the people whose photo was taken:






























UPDATE: I received more information regarding the SoO stunt from two others, one who took videos (and who is kindly letting ARC show them her) as well as another who has provided further details.


Your stuff was pretty accurate with the exception of the fact that Travis the "Proud Boy" shitbag did actually assault a protester prior to walking into the middle of the community folks. I was there the whole time and don't have much more to add. Other than Nazi's saying they weren't Nazi's and the blonde woman in the news stories with the SoO jacket leaving at the end after all the men abandoned her to the angry mob (see 22 minute video for confirmation):
As one FB commented, the Nazi's bravely ran away from their opponents. 
And I'd like to add that they likely gave no interviews because I am not sure any of the lunkheads there had a vocabulary greater than 14 words.

If there's anything more to add, I'll do so later.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure, but the guy with the upside down flag on his head "could" be threeper fan boy William L Majeau. Though there is nothing in the picture to gauge the size of that meat sack. William is a big boy, and from Edmonton.Him and Ryan swing together. Speaking of which, isn't Ryan being awful quiet lately?

Anonymous said...

Further...the guy with the white thing on his head... it "could" be Jim Slahey. You really need to get a zoom lens.

Anonymous said...

Ok, with that last vid you added, I can say for near certain (98%) that is William Majeau as I first thought. Adam Stevenson is who I suspect is in the grey hoodie.Both standing beside each other at one point in the video.

Anonymous said...

Spotted one more, in the video if you look to the side of the black truck you will find Threeper fan boy Win Nay. He isn't wearing a S00 jacket but a bright red hoodie, cap and dark glasses

Anonymous said...

The woman at the back of the car. on the phone (left side) "could" be Patricia Larocque

Anonymous said...

One more, the guy in the black hoodie (black rifle company)looking down at is phone is definitely Jesse Lambert Barnett. Currently serving. I think his superiors would be interested in knowing he is a proud boy member. The forces have had problems with this type of scum.

Anyone left to identify?

Anonymous said...

I forgot...the woman that was abandoned by the big brave Soo during their tactical retreat is Rhon White (lives in Edmonton)… and one other woman there was Ashleigh Corrin, you can view a clear face shot of her at the back of the truck at 7minutes and 27 sec into the video. For the future please get some type of steady cam equipment, really hard to identify people when the footage is jerky, now that's got to be all of them.

Anonymous said...

I am not even trying, was doing something else when Kay Hayzz crosses my path. Want to bet that's his real name? I suspect its Hayes, he didn't put much effort into opsec.

This is the guy kind of schlepping around in the background, with his black cap on backwards, (because I guess his didn't come with instructions) of one of the vids, at one point it looks like he is using A straw/spoon thing to eat something. He is a SOO fan boy, going to a lot of effort to appear like a observer.

Anonymous said...

Right at 5:06 is a 260 pound lumbering meat sack, Soo vest over a red jacket. he is the guy saying he dosnt want his picture taken.I know the guy, am pretty certain, but if you look at his right hand it has no tatts.The guy I am thinking of has tats on his right hand, right down to where his fingers start, also has tatts right up his neck (covering his whole neck, ugly as hell), I am sure this is the guy I am thinking of but he is just missing the back of the hand tatt?? Make-up maybe? if you just would have better quality video!

Anonymous said...

That Ashleigh Corrin I identified made a appearance back on the video you posted where Joey De was trying to raise funds for his WCAI trip (a few others in that vid as well)

Anonymous said...

Correction, The woman abandoned by the SoO at the end of the video, I had identified her as Rhon White (she is using that), her real name is Ronda Roberts