Reporter Threatened By Canadian Police For Calling Soleimani A Terrorist
Reporter David Menzies of Rebel News was covering a candlelight vigil held for Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week in downtown Toronto. Menzies asked the attendees why they were there to mourn a man who was responsible for deaths of many innocent people.
A Toronto police officer warned Menzies many times not to use the word “terrorist.”
Menzies asked the police officer, “I can’t call Osama Bin Laden a terrorist?”
The police officer warned Menzies, “If I hear another word like that, your coming with me. You are not to use that word again here in this environment. Do you understand me?”
“It insights a breach of the peace and you will be put under arrest,” the officer said.
After being denied his right to free speech and press, Menzies joked he needed to check his GPS to determine if he was still in Toronto and not Tehran.