On Thursday evening in Kitchener, Ontario, a “vigil” for Gaza took place, although it was anything but a peaceful gathering. The event started outside the CBC building, which is fitting considering the CBC’s refusal to label Hamas terrorists as such, despite the Canadian government classifying them as such.
It’s important to note that this vigil was exclusively for Palestinian victims in the ongoing conflict, completely disregarding the 1,400+ Israelis who were intentionally killed by Hamas terrorists on October 7. Apparently, Israeli lives do not hold any value to these demonstrators.
Contrary to what the name suggests, this event was not a candlelight vigil paying tribute to any victim. Instead, several hundred “mourners” marched from the CBC building to Kitchener City Hall, where they intensified their anti-Israel and anti-Jewish rhetoric. Chants such as “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” were heard, which essentially hopes for the eradication of the state of Israel.
As expected, the leaders of the demonstration made it a point to interrupt and break up any interviews with attendees, including those who wanted to speak on camera. It’s unclear why they would go through such lengths to prevent attendees from expressing their views. At one moment, a demonstrator even attempted to attack Rebel News personnel, but fortunately, security personnel intervened just in time.
Law enforcement authorities seemed to be on the side of the demonstrators, as a Waterloo Regional Police officer advised Rebel News not to be “aggressive” in their questioning. It’s concerning that law enforcement would discourage asking tough questions, as it undermines freedom of speech and a fair exchange of ideas.
Furthermore, it’s worth mentioning that some members of this demonstration were associated with the Spirit Unicorn Syndicate, including an individual who identified as the Wicked Witch of the West, wearing a skirt and striped stockings. It raises the question of how this person would be treated in Gaza, given the conservative nature of the region.
In conclusion, it is disheartening to see yet another pro-Hamas demonstration parading as a peaceful vigil. It begs the question of whether those organizing and participating in such events truly believe in promoting peace or simply use it as an opportunity to voice their anti-Israel sentiments. It would be refreshing if those advocating for peace would genuinely commit to peaceful action rather than staging further displays of support for Hamas.