Neo-Nazis a no-show at anti-racism protest
Roughly 200 anti-racism activists rallied at a New Westminster SkyTrainstation yesterday to mark the International Day for Elimination ofRacial Discrimination.
Roughly 200 anti-racism activists rallied at a New Westminster SkyTrain station yesterday to mark the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The diverse group was also at Braid Station to face a white-supremacist group rumoured to stage a protest there, but the supposed neo-Nazis didn’t show up. The only sign of trouble came when two men got off the SkyTrain and became angry while trying to get through the crowd.
They got into an altercation with some of the activists and spat at some of their signs.
“I know it’s a lot of anti-racism right now but it’s actually supposed to be more pro-unity,” said Christoph Leon, organizer of the rally.
“(Racism) is still happening in the 21st century and it shouldn’t be,” he said. “We should be past racism we should be past sexism, we should be past homophobia. Certain things can’t be tolerated.”