The hundreds of angry anti-racists were celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which has been observed annually on 21st of March, since 1960.
On March 21st 1960, South African police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, who were marching against the apartheid pass laws. The UN General Assembly proclaimed March 21st The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)).You might of thought that the city of Calgary would have postponed issuing a parade permit to a small group of white racists celebrating WPD since their day of hate was only started in 2000 by a small group white Australian racists, while they were sitting around the barbie.
But hey, it is Calgary.
Edmonton on the other hand is continuing the anti-racist campaign through to next weekend.
The Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations will be holding a day-long workshop next weekend to explore racism-related issues. The workshop will help people understand what racism is, its causes, how it manifests, and solutions to eliminate it.Maybe they can invite the mayor of Calgary and his municipal officials, who hand out parade permits.