Dick Cheney scared away from Canada by Vancouver demonstration
War criminal and self-confessed torturer Dick Cheney has canceled a Toronto speaking appearance due to 'security concerns' caused by the lively resistance to a visit he made to Vancouver last fall.
He was scheduled to speak at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24, but Associated Press has reported that his security advisers decided it was better for his personal safety to stay out of Canada.
Vancouver area residents tried to prevent - and actively resisted - his visit last September 26. According to AP, "Cheney was forced to stay holed up in the Vancouver Club for seven hours before it was deemed safe for him to leave. Demonstrators blocked the entrances and at one point scuffled with police."
Let's celebrate this victory, but not forget that Canada is also complicit in torture.