DOCUMENTARY

“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I've never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden

Anti Muslim Rally

June 2017

On June 3rd a group called WCAI rallied at city hall under the banner of a protest against the current Trudea government but several signs indicated it was a protest against muslims and entrance by refugees.  The rally was met with a strong opposition from pro refugee groups (the protesters).  Shot with a Fujifilm X-T2 and a Fujifilm 23mm f2 lens (35mm equivalent).

 WCAI members (also members of Soldiers of Odin) line the front of Calgary City Hall while speakers emerge from behind.

WCAI members (also members of Soldiers of Odin) line the front of Calgary City Hall while speakers emerge from behind.

 CPS stand between protesters and WCAI members.

CPS stand between protesters and WCAI members.

 Protester blares music with a speaker while bumping chests with a rally member.

Protester blares music with a speaker while bumping chests with a rally member.

 Protesters organized and stood opposite near the street.

Protesters organized and stood opposite near the street.

 Some heated exchanges between the two sides.

Some heated exchanges between the two sides.

 WCAI members speaking to reporters.

WCAI members speaking to reporters.

 High emotions during another confrontation.

High emotions during another confrontation.