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The Left Shouldn't Smear Entire Protest Movements As Fascistic - It'll Backfire

By Stuart Parker writing for Quillette


During the 1980s peace movement, the Vancouver Peace March once attracted 50,000 protesters at its peak for an annual walk across Burrard Bridge to support global nuclear disarmament.


Right-wing commentators sought to discredit these protests by focusing on the most radical protestors, then painting all other protestors with the same brush. This approach largely failed and was mocked by the press, which showed the diversity of protesters and homemade signs as a sign of the depth of the movement’s support.


Protesters from Cambridge, ON, photographed on January 30th by Rupa Subramanya.



Read the full article at Quillette