This is from the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo on Saturday, April 24, 2010 (first of two days). Feel free to name characters you recognize, if I didn't know,or made a mistake.
Many of the anti-racist protesters wore masks, to protect their identity. Given the violent record of the Aryan Guard that's somewhat understandable. But, personally, I see masks as a false sense of security. People have a right to wear them as a political statement or even a fashion statement (which some seemed to be). But, I really don't think they hid anybody's identity. A number of protesters would even take the masks off, then put them back on, as though they would return to "anonymity".
warning: low quality photo above and poltical rant below
The man had an orange drink, but I thought red was a more appropriate colour.
I'm not sure the connection, but the pirate flag was flown.
Calgary's Anti-Racist Action (ARA) held a rally and march through Kensington to protest againt the presence of the neo-Nazi Aryan Guard group.
Neda Salehi Agha-Soltan is beleived to have been killed by paramilitaries suppressing a protest rally she had arrived at on June 20, 2009.
In the Calgary community of Hillhurst, activists rallied against racism in general and the Aryan Guard specifically. The protest started on Kensington Road, went North along 10 Street NW (seen here), and then wound up shortly after at Riley Park. The event was organized by Anti-Racist Action (ARA) Calgary.
In the Calgary community of Hillhurst, activists rallied against racism in general and the Aryan Guard specifically. The protest started on Kensington Road, is seen here marching along 10 Street NW, and wound up shortly after at Riley Park. The event was organized by Anti-Racist Action (ARA) Calgary.
These girls were with the Brazilian group.
The people in the colorful masks were part of the anit-war rally.
This is one of the photos I took of a demonstration by a small group of Nazis (organized by the Aryan Guard) and a much larger group of anti-racists opposing the Nazis at Calgary's City Hall on Saturday, October 14, 2007.