Not only was Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi MIA since last evening’s violent demonstration by Hamas supporters (see here) the Calgary Police were no where to be found at the start and then, lied about it.
From the Calgary Herald last night:
Without any visible police presence in front of City Hall, there were two skirmishes between Palestinian and Israeli supporters as victims reported being trampled, kicked and punched.
Police later arrived en masse, shutting down part of Macleod Trail to contain the area while demonstrators cried, screamed and tended to injuries. (see here)
The Calgary Police press release today:
This was an emotionally charged event and the Calgary Police Service was prepared and responded immediately. We also called in additional officers to ensure the safety of everyone involved. (see here)
Yet this was previously contradicted by their spokesman:
Insp. Cliff O’Brien “Obviously, it’s impossible for us to anticipate that there would be some serious altercation with crowds when generally we see peaceful protests,” (see here)
And as this video perfectly shows the assault on the Israel supporter by the Hamas supporter:
There wasn’t a cop in sight.