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Man charged after ‘homophobic and racist’ disturbance at Saskatoon Satisfaction occasion – Saskatoon

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Saskatoon police arrested a person on Broadway Avenue after a Satisfaction occasion was disrupted Wednesday night.

A Pridewalk portray occasion – portray the sidewalk the colors of the rainbow and trans flags – was being held when a person confronted the group, in accordance with a video on Instagram of the incident.

The crosswalk is a part of Saskatoon Satisfaction week, which kicks off Saturday.

Within the video, the person is proven making an attempt to take away a barricade blocking the occasion from the road.

“You guys are getting completely silly,” he shouted a number of occasions on the tape whereas the group tried to get him to go away earlier than one member could possibly be heard calling police.

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A 71-year-old man from Quill Lake, Sask., has been charged with inflicting a disturbance, in accordance with Saskatoon police. Nobody was injured within the incident.

In a Fb put up, OUTSaskatoon wrote the person’s “actions have been fueled by homophobic and racist feedback which tried to incite violence.”

“Satisfaction started as a protest to battle again in opposition to the violence and discrimination we face as a group … there nonetheless stays loads of primary rights and freedoms that we should battle for.”

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Mayor Charlie Clark confirmed his help for the LGBTQ2 group in a Fb put up.

“We’ve been examined as a group currently,” he wrote. “Now’s a time to help the 2SLGBTQ+ and all communities, to face up in opposition to homophobia, transphobia and all types of discrimination.”

The 71-year-old man was launched on an look discover, in accordance with Saskatoon police, and is predicted to look in court docket Nov. 24.

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