Kew Gardens alt-right rally cancelled after critics slam Toronto police memo about event - 2017-11-04
A Toronto alt-right rally billed as "anti-Trudeau" was cancelled on Saturday a day after Toronto police issued a statement about the protest and a planned counter-protest.
The alt-right rally was to be held in Kew Gardens, a park in the city's Beach neighbourhood. The counter-protest, described as anti-fascist, is underway in the form of a block party "to send the clear message that Nazis will never be welcome here," according to the event's Facebook page.
Critics said the Toronto Police Service statement, posted by 55 Division on Facebook on Friday, was condescending and unprofessional. The post was taken down a few hours after it appeared.