Things have gone way too far now…
Earlier during this week one of Toronto’s most prolific professional protesters got into trouble with the police. He was stopped while allegedly running a red light on his bike- when asked for his identification he responded saying “who are you!”. This, of course, didn’t work out very well- moments later he was in handcuffs. His name is Davin Ouilet (a.k.a. Davyn Calfchild) and he’s a well known cop baiter who often gets racist towards the police.
In Ouilet’s version of the story, the police threatened to kill him and his family if he was ever seen protesting in front of the 14 Division police station- this may or may not be true. Davin has told some tall tales in the past, and has already made conflicting statements about having been beaten that day- later admitting that he wasn’t.
A rally was scheduled for Sunday afternoon. And, despite the activist community’s outspokenness against racism, many of Ontario’s biggest activist stars showed-up in solidarity. It didn’t take more than a few minutes before things got ugly. There were clashes with the police, a few hundred drivers were inconvenienced (by a group of 20-30 people) and one unfortunate person had their windshield smashed.