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SJAM statue in Baden restored by alt-right group

The statue was restored by the Urban Infidels, a group that has been identified by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network as alt-right, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant
Sir John A. MacDonald
Photo of a statue of Sir John A. McDonald covered in red paint from Ron Taves.

The Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Baden has been cleaned up once again.

But this time, it wasn't municipal workers doing the job.

The statue was restored by the Urban Infidels, a group that has been identified by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network as alt-right, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant.

The Network's executive director, Evan Balgord says Urban Infidels members have committed acts of violence in the past.

"We consider them dangerous to public safety," he added, "They were founded by a former member of the Soldiers of Odin, who took part in a premeditated assault on a group of anti-racists, following a white-supremecist rally that he participated in Edmonton."

He says hate groups like the Urban Infidels are more likely to be violent against a smaller group of protesters, and especially when they do not feel greatly outnumbered.

"So with that in mind, what politicans can do is by encouraging peaceful individuals to go out and demonstrate, they can in effect scare off the hate groups. Because when enough peaceful demonstrators show up, the hate groups get sort of demoralized."

He goes on to say the Urban Infidels are a violent racist gang looking to hurt people.

Balgord says if protesters notice the Urban Infidels, they should "keep a close eye on them.. don't leave by yourself or in small numbers because they will attack people when they leave the place. Try to keep each other safe and protect one another."




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