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‘Don’t glorify colonial past’: man speaks out against provocative poster

‘Don’t glorify colonial past’: man speaks out against provocative poster

john a macdonald, Local, News, victoria, white supremacists
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A local man has taken to social media to speak out against anti-immigrant sentiments, after he says he recently spotted a white nationalist poster in Vancouver. Adrian Long was waiting for the bus on Main Street near 1st Avenue when the poster caught his eye. “I saw the picture of John A. Macdonald and I remembered hearing something about the news of the statue being removed and thought I’d go take a look. I instantly, as soon as I saw it, I figured ‘oh boy, is this some right-wing protest,’ and sure enough my hunch was confirmed.” The poster, which Long says he tore down, reads: “It started with Cornwallis, now it’s Macdonald. We tried to warn you but you didn’t want to listen” with the hashtags #DefendMacdonald and #DefendCanada. It also features t