Calgary Freedom Central video
Today anti-restriction protesters descended on the private residence of Mayor Jyoti Gondek to voice there dissatisfaction with her vaccine and mask related policies as well as her hateful rhetoric towards the unvaccinated.
Mayor Gondek was home at the time and was seen closing her garage door after realizing she was surrounded protesters and could not leave her house.
Protesters can be heard chanting outside her house. Police responded to the mayor’s call and a HAWC soon circled overhead and protesters dispersed before cruisers could arrive.
Mayor Jyoti Gondek responded on Twitter.
Hi, Calgary.— Jyoti Gondek (@JyotiGondek) January 11, 2022
Stand strong together, for one small event does not define us. We have the ability to denounce hate & celebrate all that is good. There is much heavy work to do & we must be steadfast.
I remain honoured to serve this city.
Former Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi commented on Twitter about the protest at the house of Mayor Jyoti Gondek calling it “very upsetting and never ok.”
This is very upsetting and never ok. Going to officials’ homes and scaring their families also gets you zero sympathy or support for your cause. Just stop. https://t.co/vV1cEUcCoD— Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) January 10, 2022
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MLA Rakhi Pancholi also commented on Twitter about the protests.
In the past 8 days, protestors have gathered outside the home of Minister @JasonCoppingAB and of Mayor @JyotiGondek.— Rakhi Pancholi, MLA (@pancholi_rakhi) January 10, 2022
This is designed to intimidate and it it deters people from entering public service.
I reject it and condemn it completely. We all should. #ableg #yyc
Some on Twitter, however, responded saying protests were necessary for democracy.
Colin Kiddine@QuillOfTheWest·7hBad take. If protesting outside a politician’s home is as bad as terrorism, than terrorism is only as bad as protesting outside a politician’s home. Protests are often messy and strain the limits of acceptability. They are still necessary for our democracy to function.