Banned by Facebook, shunned by politicians, Soldiers of Odin hold event at Royal Canadian Legion branch - 2019-05-02

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F182.png Banned by Facebook, shunned by politicians, Soldiers of Odin hold event at Royal Canadian Legion branch May 2, 2019, Raffy Boudjikanian, CBC News

For the last several months, the Soldiers of Odin Canada have found themselves on the receiving end of complaints about their organization's far-right roots, finding all their pages banned in a recent purge by social media giant Facebook, and politicians distancing themselves from any ties with the group.

But the Grande Prairie branch of the Soldiers has the support of the northern Alberta city's division of the Royal Canadian Legion.

"If you look at the Soldiers of Odin Canada, and with what a lot of their chapters are trying to do, you would find that they are not a racial group, that they are not neo-nazi skinheads, ok, that they're just a group of people who want to do things for the community," said Frank Skolly, the Grande Prairie legion's past vice-president.

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{{cite news | first = Raffy | last = Boudjikanian | title = Banned by Facebook, shunned by politicians, Soldiers of Odin hold event at Royal Canadian Legion branch | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/soldiers-of-odin-legion-1.5119042 | work = CBC News | date = May 2, 2019 | accessdate = February 10, 2020 }}