Conservative Party staffers counter-protest at Gaza solidarity rally in Ottawa
Over 1,500 people protested in solidarity with Gaza at Prime Minister Harper's office in Ottawa on Tuesday, before marching through the city. While marching past the Prime Minister's Office, a small group of counter-protesters were waving Israeli flags and shouting at the protesters. The protest remained peaceful, but media is now reporting that the group of counter-protesters were, in fact, made up largely of Conservative Party staffers.
Several questions need to be asked: Were these staffers from the Conservative Party trying to provoke the Gaza solidarity rally, and if so, why? Were they there of their own accord or were they sent there by the Conservative Party? Is our government so desperate in its defence of the Israeli government's indefensible war crimes that it is now resorting to trolling protests that support peace? It appears that the Prime Minister has a lot of explaining to do.