Speaking for the pillow fighters

Speaking for the pillow fighters

I believe, this is one of the people who tried to organize a pillow fight, but basically had to give up.

A good point that has been made, is that others, particularly the neo-Nazi Aryan Guard, have been able to have much larger, much more costly and disruptive actions on public property, without a permit, and without any fines or arrests.

I hate to say it, but the City is behaving like a classic bully: they threaten the harmless, but cave-in to threats of harm. During the March 21 protest police didn’t arrest the Aryan Guard and some counter-protesters who blatantly broke the law, because they feared violent resistance to arrests. But, the authorities knew they could intimidate nice people wanting some fun.

A public pillow fight was planned for Tomkins Park (17 Avenue and 8 Street SW) in Calgary on Saturday, April 4, 2009 (International Pillow Fight Day). The City found out and warned organizers that they had to get a permit or they would be fined and/or arrested. So, officially it was cancelled, but some people showed up anyhow, and generally kept the "fight" to the side walk. There was a signficant police and bylaw officer presence, but they seemed to sit back, and let a small number of people do a little pillow fighting, without incident.

Photographer: Robert Thivierge

Date Taken2009-04-04 14:30:24
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