On Saturday, October 21, thousands of parents and concerned citizens in many cities across Canada gathered once again for the second “1 Million March 4 Children” rally, the first of which took place roughly one month prior on September 20. Rebel News was on location across the country to cover the event including in Calgary, Alberta, a city that has likely seen the most Muslim-led protests against LGBTQ-indoctrination in schools.
You can find all our coverage from other cities at StopClassroomGrooming.com.
Boisterous counter-protesters opposing the march significantly outnumbered the scheduled event's attendees until near the end of the day, when the crowds nearly evened out just before the march itself took place, with 100 or so representing each side of the contested issue.
In a move that we have seen before at other Calgary protests opposing radical gender ideology being pushed in schools, the mask-clad rainbow-flag waving crowd showed up prior to the events kickoff and attempted to block the 1 Million March members from accessing city hall where the event was scheduled to take place.
Event organizer Mahmoud Mourra commented that he was under the impression that his group had been approved to be at city hall while the counter-protesters were supposed to be set up across the street at Olympic Plaza.
Generally, police have endeavoured to keep opposing sides of the debate on different sides of a street to avoid altercations. Interestingly, however, the two times the LGBTQ activists have occupied the planned protest area, police have not moved them.
Many at the protest asked whether they would be treated with the same gentle policing should they occupy an area where an LGBTQ protest was planned, pointing to the harsh treatment protesters, like Pastor Derek Reimer, received for daring to oppose drag story hours at local libraries. While Pastor Reimer wasn’t at the protest, the march did happen to pass by where he runs his ministry, and he joined us to weigh in on the double-standard.
John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, also joined us to discuss whether children have a constitutional right that overrides their parents’ responsibility and authority over them. We also spoke with attendees to learn what brought them out to the event, and with Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who protesters attempted to block from attending the event, as well as his son Nathaniel Pawlowski, who has faced his own share of legal troubles for opposing drag story hours, about selective enforcement against people opposed to radical progressivism.
Despite some pushing and shoving, and a few questions about police management of counter-protesters, the event concluded without major incident with crowds dissipating as the march came to an end.
For all of our coverage of Canada’s pushback against the radical and often lewd indoctrination and sexualization of children that is occurring in schools, go to StopClassroomGrooming.com.
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