Update (August 15): Mike Roy complained to Ezra Levant yesterday that I said Food Not Bombs is often a front for militant actions. Just to be clear, I was talking about my experience in Vancouver, and what I saw in other cities- I have no evidence this is happening in London, but the people behind FNB there are unquestionably involved in ‘arrestable’ protests
Last night London Ontario police raided the home of Mike Roy, and arrested Bailey Lemon (a.k.a. Bailey Goldman-Sagan) and Daniel Beaudoin. Charges included conspiracy, mischief and possession of drugs. During the raid the police confiscated computers, memory cards, hard drives, cameras and other electronic devices.
Roy was on of the leaders of Occupy London, and of an alternative media group called The Indignants. He’s a regular figure at RadLeft and union protests, and a member of the Ontario Common Front, a front group for the unions that includes many of the usual suspects covered on this website. Sid Ryan, one of their leaders, is likely to be very nervous today…