It was blatantly obvious that the Calgary Police lied about having officers on hand to deal with the pro-Hamas demonstrators Friday eve (see here) and now 5 days later, finally admit it:
Spokesman Kevin Brookwell said while a police presence was in the area, they were not directly on site as they were when a more peaceful rally was held a week earlier.
“We didn’t have any officers there at the beginning,” Brookwell said. “We have to balance between too much police presence and not enough — it’s our job to keep the peace.” (see here)
Normally when a police force is caught lying like this the media will demand answers but since this violence was by a group in which the media sympathize, Calgary Police chief Rick Hanson can rest assured he will continued to be shielded by them.