The planning of this major nationwide protest seemed like something out of a John le Carré thriller.
Spies infiltrate the parent group Hands Off Our Kids, which is planning a meeting on Wednesday.1 million March 4 Children’s protest against gender ideology teaching in Ontario schools?
“It happened,” said Toronto organizer Bahira Abdulsalam.
Some of the people she believed helped coordinate 9/20 The demonstrations at Queen’s Park in Toronto, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and in city halls across Canada actually tried to derail them. Abdulsalam said one, who claimed to be the leader, “hijacked it” by saying they would “cancel the protest.”
camel El-Cheikh said they also had similar problems at the Ottawa event.
“Yes, they tried to sabotage,” he said. “As a result, we are now very demanding. We also have our intelligence.”
Double agents have always been a problem for anyone planning an anti-government protest. This is particularly relevant after the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa and the January 6, 2021 fiasco in Washington. And with today’s social media and smartphones, everyone has the equipment for instant spying.
But these organizers are ready to hold their event on Wednesday. Organizers have raised many concerns about education in schools today, from classroom discussions about gender fluidity to a teacher who wears breast forms to drag queen story time events.
Abdulsalam hopes that thousands of parents will flock to Queen’s Park with their children to protest against gender ideology studies in schools and to send a clear message. It all starts at 9 a.m. local time in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and many other cities across Canada.
“We hope it will be a big number,” the mother of three told the Toronto Sun. “We are asking people in the GTA to come to Queen’s Park after their events are complete.”
What is certain to await them is a significant number of counter-demonstrators. The opponents of this protest are pushing with all their might to get their people out.
“On Wednesday, September 20, far-right groups are planning events in Ontario and across Canada opposing the teaching of 2SLGBTQIA+ content in schools,” reads a letter to members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
“They portray it as protecting children… but “this is about stoking hate, promoting anti-2SLGBTQIA+ discrimination and harming children” and “our queer, trans and gender diverse students and staff deserve to know that there are more of us doing this will not tolerate hate.”
Abdulsalam said it had nothing to do with hatred.
“The main concern of our protest is to remove sexual communication and gender identity from schools,” she said. “We don’t want any ideology or politics that has to do with gender to be forced upon our children. Sexual transition begins with children’s pronouns and confusion about their gender and the discussion of inappropriate sexual information or materials in schools.”
You say: “Money” and the “system” behind it, the woman who came to Canada from Egypt 17 years ago and ran for mayor in the June by-election – where she came 14thTh with 913 votes — said people would see that she and other organizers had “grassroots” support behind them.
But they quickly learned the power they were dealing with. The counter-protest now has effectively the same billing.
“When we went to meet with the police at Queen’s Park, they said we would have half of the lawn and the counter-protesters would have the other half,” Abdulsalam said. “We were also told that we cannot march and must stay there.”
While she doesn’t think it’s “fair” that those who oppose her protest can disperse their gathering, she doesn’t believe this will stop families from coming to voice their concerns.
El-Cheikh agrees. He feels the counter-protest and his promise that there will be protesters at future Pride events when they show up will attract more people.
“They want to protest our civil liberties because we want to protect children, we will protest theirs,” he told the Toronto Sun. “Eye to eye.”
Abdulsalam agrees with el-Cheikh that it is appropriate to ask “how Pride would like it if people protested their events,” saying: ““I don’t want us to go down that path” because it would create “more division” and make things “more dangerous.”
The most important point to emphasize is that this remains peaceful and no harm comes to anyone from either side. It’s always a difficult task for the police when two groups are so temperamental. But they have a plan to separate the opposing sides.
And who knows, maybe agents from within too.
https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-even-as-spies-try-to-derail-it-hands-off-our-kids-protest-is-set-for-wednesday Even though “spies” try to derail the action, the Hands Off Our Kids protest is stopped