Toronto Lawyer Caryma Sa’d planned a comedy event at 420 cannabis court in Chinatown that featured notorious “anti-masker” Chris Sky tonight. However, a group of Antifa militants decided to take the law into their own hands, and block access to the show. Sa’d states that Antifa members were being violent and used force against some of the attendees. Sa’d was shocked that far-left Antifa would act this way. An Antifa-linked account announced today it planned on disrupting Sa’d’s show. Sa’d now claims she plans on doing a recorded interview with Sky, as opposed to a live interview. The Antifa-linked group responsible for shutting down the event is reportedly linked to Friends of Chinatown.
Congratulations @chinatownFOCT, you turned an event that was supposed to feature diverse voices at variance with the anti-mask/vaxx movement into a Chris Sky rally.— Caryma Sa'd – Lawyer (@CarymaRules) July 11, 2021
He was never going to be “platformed” in the context of my event. Your so-called counter protest created violence. pic.twitter.com/QeiN5alBhM
Antifa could be defined as “a political protest movement comprising autonomous groups affiliated by their militant opposition to fascism and other forms of extreme right-wing ideology.” Online, Antifa-aligned accounts usually display their affiliation to Antifa ideology. In real life, these groups tend to use less descript names. While Antifa itself is not an organization, the groups that follow or practice its ideology tend to be organized. While proponents of Antifa ideology tend to state that Antifa is non-violent, there have been instances of Antifa-aligned protesters committing property damage, assault, and even murder. In 2020 an Antifa-aligned militant was implicated in the killing of a Trump supporter in Portland, Oregon. While not identifying as Antifa, Dallas cop killer Micah Xavier Johnson was known to use anti-police Facebook groups. Johnson killed 5 police officers in 2016 in an act of anti-white, anti-cop rage.
“The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He said he was upset about the recent police shootings of black suspects. He said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”David Brown, Dallas Police Chief
Friends of Chinatown (FoCT) has since denied organizing the counter-protest. However, FoCT was the group that made a public announcement demanding the event not go ahead as planned.