On Wednesday, January 6, an Alberta pro-Trump rally took place in Red Deer.
According to police, about 30 people were gathered “to demonstrate the U.S. Elections result.”
In news closer to home, this was today in Red Deer. Think it’s not happening here? Wake up, Alberta. https://t.co/DEizOclQJ7— Alyssa Berry (@Alyssa Berry)1609973016.0
Photos and videos of the event show individuals wearing Make America Great Again hats and waving signs saying that Donald Trump won the 2021 election.
Red Deer RCMP said in a news release that the gathering was deemed to be breaking current public health orders and the organizer was charged accordingly.
The organizer is scheduled for a court appearance in April.
On the same day, violent Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, sparking outraged responses from politicians like Joe Biden and Jagmeet Singh and eventually leading to a statement by Donald Trump telling everyone to go home peacefully.
Justin Trudeau called the riots an “attack on democracy.”
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