Calgary Aryan Guard: Racial tension flares at rally
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Wow, who thought the non hypocritical "Aryan Nancy Boys" in Jackboots would protest Women wearing Face coverings while voting, yet the Aryan Guard seem to think it makes perfect sense for the Aryan Guard to wear face coverings while protesting others who choose to do the exact thing, except at the polling booth. Though I am against hiding your face while voting, as the Government clearly stated they would have all female voting booths complete with female polling officers does not seem to placate the Muslim Men. Canadian Opinion will decide this ongoing debate, not me or this Aryan Guard.
On the other side of the coin, Armchair Aryan Nazis, who like to dress up as Army men in combats at protests, would most likely not get through the first few weeks of Basic training at a Military Post. Crying like the cowards they are.
We clearly have Hate Laws, yet somehow they seem quite toothless in this case.
If it were up to me, I would jail them and send them to our fine military prison in CFB Edmonton for a month, The Aryan Guard will soon learn a month in this prison is like a year at a federal prison. But at least they get to wear their combat uniform.
Cops laid assault charges yesterday after tensions erupted between white supremacists and anti-racism protesters during a demonstration at city hall.
About 15 Calgary Aryan Guard members descended on the front steps of city hall to protest a Canadian law that gives Muslim women the right to vote in today's municipal election wearing a burkha, a headdress that covers the face except for the eyes.
"I think people should reveal their full identities when they vote," said one member, who covered his face with a white bandana and refused to disclose his name out of fear "I might lose my job."
In opposition to the Aryan Guard's stance on the issue, about 60 anti-racism protesters confronted the group, chanting "Stop the spread of hate" and "Nazis out."
The two groups continued a heated exchange of words, with police standing guard, for more than two hours.
Tensions boiled over when a member of the anti-racism group pulled down a bandana covering the face of a member of the Aryan Guard, who responded by hurtling a water bottle at the teen.
Cops swiftly interrupted the dispute, handcuffing the man wearing the bandana and escorting a juvenile male from the scene.
Lindsay Ross said she was fearful about confronting the group, but showed up because she feels strongly about curbing racism in the community.
"It's a hate-filled message that they carry," she said about the Aryan Guard, most of whom bore shaved heads and wore army pants, combat boots and balaclavas.
"This is just an issue that really upsets me."
Robert Heilmann, a German living in Calgary for the past year, showed up yesterday in defiance of the Aryan Guard. "It's between upsetting and amusing," he said about their demonstration.