VANCOUVER—The anti-immigrant Soldiers of Odin was used as “security” by a group opposing a homeless camp in Nanaimo on Sunday, drawing words of warning from an anti-racism educator who says the far-right organization is trying to legitimize itself in the mainstream.
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Union workers vowed not to support "hate group" accommodation for those attending the upcoming rally.
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The far-right groups stood across the street and laughed as they watched police deploy explosive devices on their adversaries.
WATCH: The tent city in Nanaimo continues to prove a source of contention. Now a march by opponents of the encampment is being planned for this Sunday. It’s being organized by a group called Action Against Discontent City and members of a controversial right-wing group, called Soldiers of Odin, say they’ll be there too. Kendall Hanson spoke to one of its members today.
RCMP will be on hand Sunday in Nanaimo to watch over an early afternoon rally announced by a Facebook page called Action Against DisconTent City which is working with the Soldiers of Odin.
People associated with anti-immigration group join with Action Against Discontent City group
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