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
* 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.