Toronto City Council Considers Banning Confederate Flag After Triggered SJW Has Meltdown

Toronto City Council Considers Banning Confederate Flag After Triggered SJW Has Meltdown

Toronto city council is set to discuss a call for a ban this week on the Confederate battle flag in public spaces stemming from a raucous confrontation during a festival in suburban Toronto this summer.

Coun. Neethan Shan of Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River has introduced a motion that aims to clarify what symbols can be displayed during events in parks and other public spaces.

He's also calling for an outright ban on the Confederate flag, in particular from city-owned spaces and at city-sponsored events.

"I think at some point we have to put our foot down and say what is not acceptable when it comes to symbols of hate," Shan told CBC Toronto on Friday.

His interest was sparked by an incident during last summer's Highland Creek Festival, which is held annually on public lands in the city's Highland Creek Village neighbourhood.

Ybia Anderson was visiting the festival with her three-year-old son when she noticed a replica of the General Lee, the customized Dodge Charger from the U.S. TV program The Dukes of Hazzard.

The vehicle was displaying two Confederate flags — one on its roof and the other on its bumper. Despite her objection, organizers refused to move the car.

In a tape she recorded of the incident, Anderson can be heard demanding that the person in charge of the car remove it, which he refuses to do.

 

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