Low turnout for rally in Red Deer against motion condemning Islamophobia

By Troy Gillard
March 5, 2017 - 11:48am

While tensions flared in other Canadian cities on Saturday between protestors for and against a Parliamentary motion condemning Islamophobia, the scene in Red Deer was rather quiet.

Only four protesters turned out to City Hall Park to voice their concerns over suppression of freedom of speech.

“It is limiting our speech for speaking our minds and standing up for Canadian rights,” said one of them. “Our Creator has given us our free agency. Our government is taking it away.”

A small group of three people also showed up at City Hall Park in support of the motion.

It was a far cry from what took place in places like Montreal, where a heavy police presence kept apart large groups on both sides of the M103 debate.

In Calgary, a group of about 15 people reportedly gathered outside city hall to protest the parliamentary motion but were outnumbered by dozens of counter-protesters.

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