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Protest against Trump in Kelowna this weekend

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.
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November 18, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KELOWNA – A local man is trying to get Kelowna on the list of cities that have protested the election of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.

Darin Howard will be in downtown Kelowna at the sails on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. The reason, he says via YouTube video, is because Trump “stood up in public and said he stood for racism, hatred for women, and he was not apologetic about it at all.”

Howard goes on to say Canada’s economy is on the “chopping block” and encourages anyone willing to stand with him to join him.

“We must stand against the effects of his administration,” he posted to Facebook. “Some people need to feel confident and protected locally, because they are rightfully worried. Local people need to know they are protected if they are a woman, a visible minority, or a member of the LGBT community. Above all – we have to have a solution very real problems.”

The rally will include guest speakers, an opportunity to sign a petition that will go to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and free self-defence classes for women.

“This will be a peaceful, non-violent, family friendly event,” Howard says. “We will tolerate no confrontations – we will have video cameras to record any hateful, violent people who try to disrupt this event.”

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