Violence at Winnipeg trans march

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Violence at Winnipeg trans march

Just receiving reports on FB about violence at the Trans march in Winnipeg. "People beating each other with flags, poles and bats", and warnings to stay away. Nothing in the media yet.

https://www.facebook.com/events/638806096328943/?acontext={%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22}

6079_Smith_W

Just saw (also on FB) that there was a racist "Worldwide coalition against Islam" rally moved to the same site at the same time. Waiting to hear more info.

6079_Smith_W

Word is coming out that this was the Soldiers of Odin.

Sineed

There's nothing on the Facebook link. Here's the cbc story:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-trans-march-arrest-1.414...

A 22-year-old Winnipegger who identifies as transgender was arrested after filming police during a clash between opposing protest groups ahead of the city's first march in support of transgender people.

The arrest happened around noon across the street from the legislative grounds, where the Trans March was set to begin at 2 p.m. as part of Winnipeg's Pride festival. A video circulating on social media captured the arrest, and shows a police officer forcing an activist onto the hood of a police cruiser in the process.

6079_Smith_W

no, that was the only link there was at the time i started hearing the stories. Because it happened before the march started there are some media which did not mention the violence or the arrest at all.

 

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..i don't like the tone of this article but it's the only account of what happened i've come across.

Punches thrown at rally at Legislature

Punches were thrown and a 22-year-old individual was arrested as a rally and counter-rally collided at the Manitoba Legislature on Saturday.

The individual who identifies as transgender was arrested for obstructing a peace officer but was later released from custody on a promise to appear in court.

A group consisting of members of Fascist Free Treaty 1, the American Indian Movement, the Crazy Indian Brotherhood, and Urban Warrior Alliance confronted a group that one of their members called a “white supremacist” group.

The confrontation turned violent, as members of both sides got involved in an altercation and began throwing fists at each other. This prompted security at the Legislature to call the police.

“There was a call for several Islamophobic, ultra-nationalist and white supremacists to hold rallies all throughout Canada,” said Omar Kinnarath, a member of the Fascist Free Treaty 1 group....