In recent weeks, anti-racism protests have been taking place across North America. Small town Alberta is no exception and local Innisfail woman attempted to organize an event for her town. The anti-racism protest in Innisfail was swiftly postponed after receiving harsh backlash from some community members. The organizer has now come forward to say that the protest was postponed because there are “too may racists” in the prairie community.\nBrittany Bovey of Innisfail, Alberta was the individual who organized an anti-racist march.\nHer efforts quickly turned and Bovey was forced to postpone the event.\nAccording to her Facebook page, the event was to be held on Saturday, June 13.\nThe peaceful protest was supposed to help voices be heard, recognized, and uplifted. Violence of any kind was not to be tolerated and social distancing protocols were asked to be respected.\n“Speaking as a white woman, I cannot understand your pain or your anger. But what I WILL do is support you, encourage you, and work towards anti-racist policies,” wrote Bovey on Facebook.\n“Let us honour & remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other victims of police brutality as well.”\n****** One final post concerning this rally, and then I will be taking a break from social media for the rest of the...Posted by Brittany Bovey on Sunday, June 7, 2020\nBovey later came out to say that the Innisfail protest would need to be postponed until further notice.\nHowever, in the end, her good intentions prevailed. In a later update, Bovey wrote on Facebook that the protest is back on at its original date and time.\nShe is encouraging everyone to come out and show their support for the movement.\nIn her initial Facebook post, the organizer said that there were “too my racists” in town. She also questioned when everyone would be ready for something like this.\nThe Calgary Herald described one reason for the cancellation as the angry backlash on Facebook.\nBovey spoke with the outlet, saying that her town of 8,000 people has a “sizable” amount of residents that are “hostile to Black Lives Matter.”\nWhen posting the event, it was met with aggressive comments from people denying the need for an event in the rural town, she said.\nSome of the comments included “when is the white lives matter protest” and “I hope no one shows up to your stupid rally” reported the Calgary Herald.\nIn her status on Facebook after the postponing, Bovey wrote that she is “disgusted and disappointed — but not surprised” at the "uncomfortable" levels of racism in her town.\n“To some, racism is a joke in Innisfail and it simply will not be tolerated,” said the protest organizer.\nBovey wrote that residents could now look forward to having a “community conversation” in order to have an open and honest discussion about how to address racism.\nUnder her post, many comments showing disappointment in the town's reactions have been posted.\nBrittany Bovey | Facebook\nThere are also several comments from people in other Canadian cities telling Bovey to protest elsewhere.\nBrittany Bovey | Facebook\nBrittany Bovey | Facebook\nHEY ALBERTA!!! I SEE YOUR SUPPORT AND LOVE. STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST RACISM. ❤️ Also huge shoutout to the people...Posted by Brittany Bovey on Monday, June 8, 2020\nA Facebook group called Central Alberta Against Racism has started. There are over 500 members.\nThis is not the first solidarity march to receive backlash. In Toronto, a person showed up in blackface.\nNarcity has reached out to the town of Innisfail for comments and we will update this story when we receive a response.