Discontent City residents and supporters stand up to people marching against the homeless camp at a rally earlier this month. Another emergency rally is planned for Sunday, Aug. 19. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Discontent City plans another rally in response to threats

‘Emergency rally’ at Nanaimo homeless camp slated for Sunday, Aug. 19

Discontent City is organizing what it’s calling an emergency rally to defend tent city.

The rally, set for Sunday, Aug. 19, is in response to “threats” posted Friday on a Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island Facebook page that has since been removed, according to a press release from Alliance Against Displacement and Discontent City.

“We encourage supporters to join us, and given the huge turnout of our counter-rally on Aug. 5, we’re confident that we can once again significantly outnumber the fascists and intimidate them into retreat,” notes the press release.

The rally is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island, Nanaimo RCMP and Island District RCMP could not be reached for comment.

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