Nanaimo Homeless Rise Above Vancouver Island Soldiers Of Odin & Action Against DisconTent City

Nanaimo Homeless Rise Above Vancouver Island Soldiers Of Odin & Action Against DisconTent City

Nanaimo Homeless Rise Above Vancouver Island Soldiers Of Odin & Action Against DisconTent City

A face-to-face meeting between members of the Soldiers of Odin and Discontent City supporters was heated but remained physically non-violent to the end.

The Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island had announced that they and Action Against Discontent City, a group of citizens upset at the tent city’s existence, planned to visit Discontent City to protest the “illegally” formed camp.

People with brains, conscience, and compassion organized a counter-rally with supporters of Discontent City, vowing to protect the camp.

On Sunday afternoon, Soldiers of Odin, many dressed in black, including black leather gloves, and members of AADC made good on their word and marched to the front of Discontent City, where they were mocked and chanted over by at least 150 tent supporters.

The Nanaimo RCMP stood protecting the Soldiers of Odin and the several dozens of people opposed to the camp’s existence (a number severely under-reported in the press).

The Soldiers of Odin was founded in Finland by Mika Ranta, an admitted neo-Nazi, to patrol the Finnish streets in order to “protect” citizens from asylum seekers, according to an article by the Agence France-Presse. However, the Vancouver Island chapter’s president has denied accusations of neo-Nazism and racism.

All representatives from the Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island chose to hide behind anonymity, many disguising their faces to avoid recognition.
(wimps who can’t stand behind their words)

RCMP divided the street in half; as though the bigots deserved their half of the street; and the police faced the same direction as the Soldiers of Odin bigots; standing off against the homeless.
…a guy handing out flowers was telling the bigots; I’m not with the homeless; I don’t agree with the tent city.
Nanaimo Homeless Rise Above Vancouver Island Soldiers Of Odin & Action Against DisconTent City