Sunday, June 26, 2022

Hate Is Spreading

It happened overseas in Norway…

Death and despair as gunman opens fire at Oslo gay bar

  • Gunman kills two, injures more than 20
  • Revellers hid in basement of Oslo bar
  • Official Pride parade cancelled after tragedy
  • Norway police to carry guns as precaution

By Terje Solsvik and Gwladys Fouche
June 25, 2022

Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as a gunman went on the rampage, killing two people and injuring more than 20 on the day the city was due to celebrate its annual Pride parade.

The attack took place in the early hours of Saturday, with victims shot inside and outside the London Pub, a longstanding hub of Oslo's LGBTQ scene, as well as in the surrounding streets and at one other bar in the centre of the Norwegian capital.

Bili Blum-Jansen, who was in the London Pub, said he fled to the basement to escape the hail of bullets and hid there along with 80 to 100 other people.

"Many called their partners and family, it felt almost as if they were saying goodbye. Others helped calm down those who were extremely terrified," he told TV2.

"I had a bit of panic and thought that if the shooter or shooters were to arrive, we'd all be dead. There was no way out."

A suspect, a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin, was detained minutes after embarking on the shooting spree, according to police who said they believed he acted alone. Two weapons, including a fully automatic gun, were retrieved from the crime scene, they added.

This article I found originally on Yahoo and the comments were sick with hate.

Here in the US we have the white supremacist organizing against to create fear at Pride events and that is their goal to create enough fear to keep people away from the events. And they are being egged on by the conservative politicians.


In San Francisco the police issued a warning for Pride events,

SF police urge Pride attendees to remain vigilant; 'if you see something, say something'
ABC News 7
By Cornell W. Barnard
June 24, 2022

Thousands of people are heading to San Francisco this weekend to celebrate the first SF Pride parade and festival since 2019.

The San Francisco Police Department says it has a plan to keep everyone safe and is asking the public to help out.

SF Pride will be back on Market Street Sunday as one of the biggest Pride parades in the country returns after a three-year pandemic pause. Keeping the massive crowds safe is the goal of San Francisco Police Chief William Scott. He says every available police officer will be on duty.

"First we need the eyes and ears of vigilance to be on everybody's mind," said Scott.

The chief urges the public that if they see something, say something. Scott says his department is working with federal authorities after police in Idaho recently arrested 31 with ties to a white nationalist group that planned to riot at a local Pride event.

"There are no credible threats to our events in San Francisco," Scott said.

Now tell me what you would do if you are a family with young children, would you go to the Pride march with a warning like that?

That is what the haters want to create fear to keep you away.

1 comment:

  1. unfortunately things will get much worse before they get better and with a fringe right wing supreme court and frozen senate, your country is being held hostage. Even if things are better in Canada we have our own wackos as well so vigilance is pivotal.