The former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was opposed by protestors when he attempted to hold a rally that celebrated the accomplishments of John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister.
Scheer attempted to hold a “virtual rally” in celebration of the father of Canada’s confederation, following the defacement and decapitation of a Macdonald statue in Montreal, according to CTV News.
Scheer was confronted by protestors who screamed “shame” and attempted to interrupt the former leader from speaking. In a video posted to Scheer’s Facebook page, he can be heard struggling to speak over the noise of the mob.
When Scheer started praising Canada, the protestors began to boo and told the conservatives to “get off our land.”
“You’re f*cking trash,” said another protestor to an MP accompanying Scheer.
“If we replace cancel culture with critical thinking, we can have a heartfelt conversation instead of emotional reactions.”
The rally was held next to a statue of Macdonald in Victoria Park in Regina, Saskatchewan.