Hamilton is getting a reputation for hate, and critics say the city hasn't done enough to fight it - 2019-10-08
This story is part of our CBC News project Exposing Hate, where we will reveal the nature of Hate in Canada: how it thrives, spreads and manifests, regions where hate crimes are more prevalent, and how Canadian institutions, government, police and individuals are dealing with the spread of hate, sometimes effectively, others not.
It's a bright Saturday morning on the Hamilton city hall forecourt, and the crowd is split down the middle. Members of the yellow vest movement and far-right groups stand on one side. Rainbow flag wavers with signs displaying slogans like "Diversity is strength" are on the other.
"You all hang with Nazis," a man with the rainbow flag bearers shouts at a woman standing with the yellow vests. "When you hang out with Nazis, you become one."