Activist and online groups in Peterborough are planning counter-protests in response to an upcoming rally by a white nationalist group.
The Canadian Nationalist Front, led by chairman Kevin Goudreau, plans to stage an “Anti-Trudeau/illegal immigration” rally on Sept. 30 — no other details on the event have been announced.
Goudreau said on Friday it will be part of a nationwide rally against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the government’s immigration policies.
“I don’t think that these rallies are about starting a dialogue about immigration policies,” Paxton told CHEX News.
The event will begin at Peterborough Square on George Street.
“We’re going to be anytime between 4 to 7 p.m. chalking downtown with messages of ‘welcome and love and peace,” said Paxton.
Other groups such as the Peterborough Peace Council are encouraging residents to join a peaceful rally to counter the CNF’s event.
“Please flag September 30 to attend a peaceful event declaring Peterborough an inclusive community that stands for the Charter Rights of all Canadians and Indigenous people in Canada, as well as the human rights of all landed-immigrants, students, refugees and migrant workers living here,” stated Peterborough Peace Council’s Marion Little.