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Toronto Sun
Toronto, November 14, 1992


Racists Clash With Foes

By Scott Burnside, Toronto Sun

POLICE cordoned off a city block around Bloor and Dufferin Sts. last night as anti-racists clashed with white supremacists.

The scuffle erupted as 125 members of the Heritage Front left a meeting in the Roma Banquet Room at Bloor St. W. and Gladstone Ave. where Holocaust revisionist David Irving was expected to speak.[*]

Irving had been deported hours earlier.

More than three dozen police officers, some on horseback, were trying to break up scuffles as anti-racists and Heritage Front members hurled abuse at each other. A Sun photographer was roughed up in the melee.

Earlier, about 150 members of the Anti-Racist Action surrounded the restaurant and pelted it with eggs.

"The Heritage Front is a Nazi front!" protesters chanted. "Smash the Heritage Front!"

"Tonight we're here to say no to Nazis, no to fascism, and never again," said Rodney Bovbiwash, an anti-Ku Klux Klan organizer.

Wolfgang Droege of the Heritage Front said: "I think we have a right to meet any way we want to."

Other white supremacists said they weren't intimidated by the protest.

"I am a racist and I'm not ashamed of it," said Jimbob Jones, 22, of Newmarket.

"They're all race traitors," he said.

November 14, 1992
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* Note: This was a typical newspaper smear. Mr Irving was not scheduled to speak here, nor had he any association whatever with Droege, of whose criminal record he was well aware.
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