Tensions ran excessive close to Confederation Park on Saturday on the nook of George and McDonnel streets in Peterborough the place lots of of folks gathered for what was alleged to be opposing rallies.
An anti-immigration and anti-Trudeau rally was deliberate for Confederation Park on Saturday afternoon, regardless of town of Peterborough denying the organizers a allow.
The rally was being organized by the Canadian Nationalist Front, a gaggle some declare has ties to white supremacists.
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Kevin Goudreau is the chairman of the Canadian Nationalist Front. He says though he missed the deadline to use, the allow offers unique use of the general public area, one thing he says he isn’t in search of and that’s the reason he deliberate to go forward with the occasion as deliberate.
The complete controversy acquired the eye of a pair of opposing rallies.
One is a group effort, billed as a solidarity weekend. Hundreds of folks confirmed as much as Emmanuel Church on George Street to unfold messages of love and inclusion with actions, music, portray and chanting.
The different rally was a gathering of anti-fascist protesters.They got here decked out in masks and wouldn’t converse on digicam. With indicators and chants, the group made its approach by means of the streets.
Although there wasn’t an official anti-immigration rally, Global News witnessed a struggle between the anti-fascist protesters and two alleged members of the anti-immigration rally within the center of George Street.
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A witness instructed us one man was arrested however police couldn’t affirm this.
Global News spoke with Goudreau on the cellphone who stated he’s not right here to insinuate hate however to talk up for what he calls the bulk of Canadians who’re in opposition to Trudeau and his immigration insurance policies.
Police continued to patrol the realm close to George and McDonnel streets all afternoon to pre-empt one other incident.
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