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Enough is Enough!


Enough is Enough!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The double standards of the City keep getting more and more obvious. What I witnessed yesterday proves that anti-Christian bigotry is at work in Calgary. Just over a year ago, for merely handing out pamphlets in the lobby of the new City Hall, during the municipal election, encouraging people to vote, I was handcuffed, criminally charged, hauled to jail and received a two year trespass ban prohibiting me from entering City Hall.

What I saw yesterday, got my blood boiling. The very same corporate security personnel that was responsible for my arrest were approving a religious service by "occupiers" sitting in the same foyer, blocking the escalator. They were allowed to sit in a big circle on the floor and perform a Tibetan style (religious) meditation service, without permits and without permission, a deliberate provocation. Later on, the protesters were permitted to chant and yell their demands in the most prohibited place in City Hall, the City Council Chambers. Normally there is a no tolerance policy in the chambers.

I have have had enough of this ridiculous treatment. I have given the new administration and the new mayor a year to make things right. To this day, I am still waiting, being forced to keep defending my rights, still facing trials, and with a noise injunction in full force and effect. Tomorrow, we will be staging a protest at the steps of City Hall with large and bold signs demanding that the City right the wrongs committed against us and that they" call off the dogs" once and for all. We have been told that "occupiers" and Cory Morgan will be showing up to accompany our protest.

Our protest will be held at 12 noon tomorrow afternoon at the steps of City Hall. All media and any interested citizens are welcome to attend.

For more information, or to acquire a statement, I may be reached at 403-607-4434 or e-mailed at [email protected]

Artur Pawlowski

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