Canadians Protest “Ethnic Costume” Photo-Op

People dressed in so-called ‘ethnic costumes’ congregated outside a Conservative rally in Toronto Thursday evening to protest after a member of a local Tory candidate’s campaign sent out an email looking for people in “national folklore costumes” to appear at a photo-op. An email signed by a campaign worker for the Etobicoke Centre Conservative candidate said he was looking for people to create a ‘photo-op about all the multicultural groups that support Ted Opitz, our local Conservative candidate and the Prime Minister.'”

Counter-protesters were asked to also dress in “ethnic costumes,” “whether … Chinese, Arab, Portuguese, Italian, South Asian, Irish, Vulcan, Klingon, Zombie, or Ewok.” Look closely at the photographs, and you too might find the woman in the Avatar costume!

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