Reportback: Kenney forced out of Slocan Park!

Posted by admin on Jun 15th, 2010

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Last week No One Is Illegal was alerted by Filipino community members that Minister of Censorship and Deportation Jason Kenney was to speak at a Filipino Independence Day celebration on June 12, 2010. NOII members gathered at Slocan Park, handing out hundreds of leaflets to those in attendance, most of whom shared our disgust for Kenney. As Kenney took the stage to speak, he was repeatedly heckled and shamed, forcing him to cut his speech short and leave the stage. It appeared that the only people cheering for Kenney were his private security, Conservative politicians, and his mini entourage (who apparently think that Kenney is a ‘champion of the people’). As security tightened around Kenney, a few people continued jeering at Kenney – denouncing his racism, anti immigrant policies, growing rates of deportation, and exploitation of temporary workers. Kenney was then escorted out of the park by a group of RCMP officers as several people cheered “Shout at him more”. By the end of the afternoon, NOII had received messages such as this: “On behalf of Filipinos everywhere, thanks for helping keep Philippine Independence Day Kenney-free!”

No One Is Illegal is calling on you to join a growing campaign of people across the country who are making it known that we will not accept Jason Kenney’s continuing violence against refugees and migrant workers, his racist attacks and tirades against immigrants, or his blatant acts of censorship of anti-occupation efforts.

* For Kenney’s track record:

* Kenney was also confronted in Vancouver last month, watch the video:

* Join us on July 24th for People’s March Against Jason Kenney and spread the word by downloading multilingual posters and leaflets:

The People v. Kenney
Freedom to move
Right to stay, and to Return
We are many.

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