ELLIOT LAKE News

By Micheal Lightstone – Chronicle Herald

A controversial American writer and speaker who publicizes views many Canadians find offensive was roughed up at a Halifax hotel Tuesday night after obscenity-spouting protesters prevented him from delivering a talk on race and integration.

Dozens of demonstrators—many of them young people hiding their faces behind balaclavas or bandanas—shouted down Jared Taylor inside a meeting room at the Lord Nelson Hotel. A couple of protesters shoved him into a hallway but were prevented from manhandling him further by an opponent who had come to hear what Mr. Taylor had to say.

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Prior to that incident, most of the demonstrators swore loudly at Mr. Taylor and told him to get out of town. At one point in the tense confrontation, several protesters surrounded him and tossed torn copies of pamphlets he had brought with him at his head. Others banged on noisemakers and hooted and…

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