In the city of Toronto supporters of Iran held a candlelight vigil for Qasem Soleimani who was thankfully eliminated by President Donald Trump.
Rebel Media’s David Menzies was at the vigil and was moving through the crowd of about 200 protesters and was asking them very direct questions about General Soleimani, Iran sponsoring terrorism and sharia law.
In the early portion of the video, Menzies asks attendees of the vigil if they are mourning the loss of Soleimani and if they thought he was a terrorist. As one would expect the crowd’s response was Iranian propaganda stating the US is the real terrorist in the middle east and that Soleimani and ISIS were just US propaganda.
About six minutes in is when things get very concerning. A police officer approaches Menzies and orders him to stop calling people at the pro-Soleimani protest terrorist. Menzies tells the police officer he did no such thing and at one point even offered to show the officer the video he has recorded to prove it. The police officer refuses and tells Menzies if he uses the term terrorist he will be arrested for breach of the peace. After some back and forth Menzies says, “Am I going to be arrested for using the term terrorist the police officer says:
“Not in this sort of environment — no, you can’t,” the officer replied. “That’s going to incite a breach of the peace and that is Canadian law. Am I clear? It’s a breach of the peace. You will be placed under arrest.”
“You’re not to use that word again, in here, in this environment. Do you understand me?”
Menzies continues to interview people in the crowd and has a second interaction with police as they push him off the sidewalk and pass the barricades.
After being removed by police from the pro-Soleimani demonstration Menzies spoke with an Iranian man who was counter-protesting who claimed he was hit in the head by a pro-Soleimani demonstrator and the police did nothing.
What’s scary is that you can see what just a slight difference in Canada’s term of free speech is compared to the USA’s form of free speech and what can happen to a person.
As one of the comments on the video said, “Free speech in Canada is slowly dying.”