This past Sunday, Red Deer Against Racism and the Black and Indigenous Alliance Alberta (BIAA) held a march in the city of Red Deer, AB. In stark contrast to the event which was to have taken place on September 20 where far-right hateriots and assorted hate groups (instigated by Pat King despite his claims of innocence now) physically attacked and intimidated attendees, this march was wildly successful:
What’s the best way to respond to hate? With a whole lot of love! Red Deer represented! You sent a clear message today that racism isn’t welcome here, or anywhere. We’ll always stand with you. Much love. 💜 pic.twitter.com/ccSE8V7XHs— Janis Irwin (@JanisIrwin) October 5, 2020
Thanks to the 100s of people who participated the the Red Deer Peace march this afternoon. Black and Indigenous alliance fights hate with love! You know which one wins! #ableg #reddeer pic.twitter.com/LAqMFdK5Jd— David Eggen (@davideggenAB) October 5, 2020
An anti-racism protest took place in Red Deer today, and though there were no physical altercations, counter-protesters did cause controversy.https://t.co/MEKUuGYOBl— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) October 5, 2020
In #RedDeer's downtown core, anti-racist Peace Walk participants encounter a small group of some in opposition. A bit tense as RCMP make a barricade to protect Peace Walkers with their bicycles. @rdnewsNOW @BIG105 @1067TheDrive pic.twitter.com/CH1lpHWuUy— Josh Hall(WEAR A MASK)-rdnewsNOW 🇨🇦🌈 (@vancan19) October 4, 2020
willingly chose for his gang and not the result of losing a bet) and Urban Infidels continued to surround the park and attempted to split up the police in the hope to attack people in the part to no avail. Among them was Jordan Justein, the on again, off again, on again, off again, and currently on again head of the Toronto Chapter of the Urban Infidels. Justein has a history of committing acts of violence (he was involved in the Eaton's Centre assault for example) and Steven Lane makes it crystal clear why he flew from Toronto to harass anti-racist marchers:
In this audio clip, Steven Lan introduces Ricky Tollikko to Jordan Justein: "...my Toronto president. He flew down here, $650 just to be here today, man... He's fuckin' ready to smash some fuckers out." #reddeer@CBCEdmonton @VestsCanada @ARCCollective @antihateca @AntifaDeer pic.twitter.com/tIOIjtAtMO— 🎃 "Edmonton Against Fashionism" - Pat King 🎃 (@EdmontonAgainst) October 4, 2020
I want to make one thing crystal clear: The #RedDeer Peace Walk was 100% peaceful. Walkers were met by some against them at one point, but zero antagonizing by walkers. Speeches now taking place @ City Hall Park as someone w/ a 📣 tries to shout over them from the corner. https://t.co/V7Uzr2bGXd— Josh Hall(WEAR A MASK)-rdnewsNOW 🇨🇦🌈 (@vancan19) October 4, 2020
In a video while walking along people dancing, carrying flowers, and literally picking up trash in the streets, Bexte breathlessly describes a dangerous, unruly, mob who are armed to the teeth and who represent an existential threat to the people of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and the world:
|Hey! He's wearing his report'n shirt after all!|
No, the police didn't say anyone was holding a weapon because there were no weapons. The "golf club" was the handle for a sign. The spray bottles with the mysterious clear fluid were disinfectants to comply with COVID protocols because, you know, worldwide pandemic and all that.
We'd say so.