by Jessica Botelho-Urbanski
Originally published: March 2, 2017
Competing rallies will be vying for Winnipeggers’ attentions on Saturday, showing free speech is "alive and well" locally, according to one human rights professor.
The first rally, organized by the Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens, drew ire from an anti-fascist activist group online. FF1 - Fascist Free Treaty 1 then created its own rally to oppose the coalition’s.
Both rallies are scheduled to begin between 11:30 a.m. and noon at City Hall on Saturday.
The Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens opposes M-103, a motion put forth by Ontario MP Iqra Khalid to condemn Islamophobia and study religious discrimination in all forms.