Black parliamentarians say protest convoy is a venue for ‘white supremacists’

A GROUP representing Black MPs and senators is asking the protest convoy that is been encamped for a week round Parliament Hill a venue for “white supremacists” and different extremists.

“The ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest turned into an opportunity for white supremacists and others with excessive and stressful perspectives to parade their odious views in public,” the Black parliamentary caucus stated in a news unencumber Thursday.

“that is unacceptable. These shows of hatred and violence offend Canadians and feature no place in our us of a.”

The caucus stated the protesters’ transparent objective is to intimidate politicians and the money raised to beef up the protest could be used to bankroll “household white supremacist terrorism.”

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The parliamentarians also stated links among protesters and extremist businesses — and the truth that some of them have said their purpose is to overthrow the federal executive.

The caucus called on the government and opposition MPs to move past statements condemning hatred and violence. It said that the cash raised throughout the crowdfunding web page GoFundMe through convoy organizers — over $10.1 million — used to be accumulated with “neither transparency nor responsibility.”

The Parliamentary Black Caucus additionally stated MPs should take a more in-depth have a look at how police have managed the protesters. Ottawa’s police carrier has are available in for heavy grievance for allowing the protesters to snarl traffic throughout the downtown and sound their truck horns at all hours.

“There had been a variety of discussions approximately how this has been treated and whether or not the response may were the similar if the protestors have been predominantly Black or Indigenous,” said Senator Rosemary Moodie, the co-chair of the federal Black caucus, in a follow-up e-mail.

 “I agree that that is an important query we’d like to tackle.”

Protesters’ cars are proscribing access to downtown Ottawa, causing the closure of companies and repair centres, a COVID-19 vaccine hospital and an elementary college.

“Parliament will have to behavior a fulsome exam of the occasions of the prior week, including the role of some of the police and intelligence products and services,” the caucus’s statement mentioned. “We consider Parliament would benefit from inspecting these problems and understanding the adjustments which are wanted.”

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The caucus also known as for a ban on presentations of hate symbols such as the Accomplice flag — time-honored as a logo of white supremacy. at least one Accomplice flag used to be spotted some of the protesters lately and convoy individuals have been spotted brandishing swastikas in addition.

“this is unacceptable. These presentations of hatred and violence offend Canadians and have no position in our u . s .,” the caucus mentioned.

the other co-chair of the federal Black caucus, Liberal MP Greg Fergus, gained a standing ovation in the Space of Commons Wednesday after giving an emotional speech in regards to the harm such symbols cause.

WATCH: MP Greg Fergus speaks about the Accomplice flag in the Space of Commons

‘In some people’s eyes i am not equivalent, nor should I be free’ — MP Greg Fergus on hate symbols at protest convoy

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Responding to symbols of hate brandished by means of protesters in Ottawa, MP Greg Fergus tells the home of Commons why he celebrates Black Historical Past month. 1:FIFTY THREE

NDP MP Peter Julian tabled a personal participants bill Thursday that would outlaw promoting or displaying swastikas and different Nazi logos, Klu Klux Klan symbols and Accomplice flags.

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Black parliamentarians say protest convoy is a venue for 'white supremacists'

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