Peace­ful Van­cou­verites Stormed city hall, washed out the racist and anti im­mi­grant protestors.

The Miracle - - Local - ( Pho­tos & re­port by Al Ameen Post) By: Arslan Butt

World­wide Coali­tion Against Is­lam (WCAI) and the Cul­tural Ac­tion Party (CAP) Planned a rally in Van­cou­ver on Au­gust 19th at Van­cou­ver City Hall. The or­ga­niz­ers ex­pressed “This will be our first ever rally in Van­cou­ver, WCAI founder Joey De will be mak­ing the trip out to speak. Brad Salzberg from Cap will be there as well as sol­diers of odin. It should be a great rally you don’t want to miss.” The rally was sup­posed to have speak­ers from sev­eral anti-im­mi­grant and anti-Mus­lim groups. The group is not shy to state on their Face­book ac­count: WCAI Canada on Au­gust 4 at 4:31pm Face­book posted “If you punch some­one over their cowardly ways or cul­ture mis­takes, al­ways film it so ev­ery­one will know they de­served it.” Joey De Luca -pres­i­dent of WCAI group and Jesse Wie­lenga the vice-pres­i­dent, planned the event. On WCAI Canada’s Twitter ac­count the group states their aim is “stand­ing against the bar­bar­ics of the ide­ol­ogy that is Is­lam. Stands against glob­al­ism. Stands for Cana­dian cul­ture preser­va­tion.” Van­cou­ver-Kingsway MP Don Davies, called on the City to can­cel per­mis­sion to the WCAI stat­ing that “it’s clear the event’s or­ga­niz­ers are mo­ti­vated by what hap­pened in Char­lottesville, Va and they “in­tend on spread­ing ha­tred and in­cit­ing vi­o­lence.” John Hor­gan in a state­ment on Fri­day Au­gust 18th said Hate has no place in our prov- ince. We re­ject all forms of racism, dis­crim­i­na­tion, in­tol­er­ance and big­otry.” When the News broke out about the WACI rally, an ad­hoc group planned a counter rally: Op­pose the Racists in Metro Van­cou­ver! Hosted by Stand Up to Racism Metro Van­cou­ver The rally by WCAI pro­moted as Anti Im­mi­gra­tion Protest never re­ally got started as Van­cou­verites stormed and washed out the anti im­mi­grant protestors. About 2000 peo­ple planned to at­tend the rally on Face­book but ac­tual num­bers were more than 4000 by some es­ti­mates 5000 com­pared to about 100 who ex­pressed in­ter­est in the WCAI rally of which about 50 plus or so showed up and were com­pletely out shad­owed by the op­pose rally. The crowd was very pas­sion­ate chant­ing “Racist Racist go away. Send him home, Bye Bye Hater.” Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau ex­pressed his ex­cite­ment on his twitter “Way to go, Van­cou­ver. Di­ver­sity will al­ways be our strength,” he wrote. From the Mus­lim com­mu­nity Br Ha­roon Khan, Sis­ter Nour Youssef and few oth­ers spoke out against racism and thanked all the those who showed up to show sol­i­dar­ity in sup­port of di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion. Van­cou­ver Mayor Gre­gor Rober­ston present at the rally con­demned the far-right event say­ing “hate and racism have no place in this city.” Lets build the love and the un­der­stat­ing.”

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