Attendance numbers at protest exaggerated, says counter-protest organizer

Benita Pedersen, is the event coordinator for All Fired Up for Freedom, and organizer for a counter-protest that took place concurrently with another protest over the weekend in Edmonton.  The two competing rallies were to show favor and opposition to the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act.  She says there were more than 30 people on site to oppose the Sovereignty Act.  But from her side, which supports the Sovereignty Act, there were more than 75 who attended.  Pedersen says one of the organizers of the protest, Haruun Ali, used video of them to mislead people in how many attended to support his particular narrative.

Pederson adds that there were a number of interactions between the for-Sovereignty and anti-Sovereignty group members that were positive and informative

Naveen Day

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