Dick Cheney's Vancouver visit sparks protest
Vancouver protesters call Cheney a 'war criminal'Last Updated: Sep 27, 2011 3:13 AM PT
Protesters clashed with police Monday night outside a private club in downtown Vancouver where former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney was promoting his new book.
As a crowd of about 150 chanted, "Shame. Shame on you" at guests entering the Vancouver Club, a line of police pushed back protesters who tried to surge against the club's front door.
Some police officers later donned riot gear, including body armour, masked helmets and Plexiglas shields, but by that time, guests had already entered the venue....
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Earlier story from the CBC:
Dick Cheney talk to spur Vancouver protest
Posted: Sep 26, 2011
Protesters are vowing to gather outside a private club in downtown Vancouver this evening when former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney arrives to promote his new book.
Cheney is slated to speak at the sold-out $500 per seat event as part of a promotion of his book In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.
The protest organizers with Stopwar.ca are demanding Canada arrest Cheney for war crimes because of his controversial support for the use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other methods to interrogate prisoners in the U.S.'s war against terrorism.
But Leah Costello, who heads up the Bon Mot Book Club that's organized the event, said it's disappointing anybody would want to prevent Cheney from speaking.
Vancouver protesters are vowing to gather outside a private club in Vancouver Monday night where former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney is slated to speak about his memoir: In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, which covers his 40-year career in American politics. Simon & Schuster
"What is important is that he is able to speak and free to speak and people are free to hear him," said Costello.
"The most important thing in our club is that we're not endorsing or not endorsing the speakers we bring in. We bring them in for the point of debate and discussion," she said....
[...]"What is important is that he is able to speak and free to speak and people are free to hear him,..."[...]
Silly woman! Doesn't she know that these people only want to allow free speech for themselves? Sheeeeeeesh! Read the rest of this nonsense here.
WELCOME TO Canada, Mr Cheney!