Photos: Dueling protests over Sean Chu return to downtown

During pro and anti-Sean Chu protests were flanked by the Calgary Police Service's statue at City Hall in Downtown Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

Downtown Calgary once again was the site of a pair of dueling protests about Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu.

Both sparsely attended protests made their voices heard through slogan and sign, largely to the backdrop of Christmas music played for skaters at Olympic Plaza.

While the anti-Sean Chu protestors kept the focus on the allegations regarding his sexual contact with a 16 year-old girl in 1997 while he was a police officer, the pro-Chu protestors took aim at Mayor Jyoti Gondek, the city’s climate emergency declaration, and the media for reporting on Chu.

Previous protests in October drew hundreds to Calgary civic centre.

A pro-Sean Chu protester collected a pre-made sign to hold up at Olympic Plaza in Downtown Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
A sign saying “stop bullying Councilor Chu” was placed in front of the pro-Sean Chu protest at Olympic Plaza in Downtown Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Pro-Sean Chu protesters held up signs against Mayor Joyti Gondek, the city’s declaration of a climate emergency, unions, and the media reporting on discipline against Chu during his time as a Calgary Police Officer, at Olympic Plaza in Downtown Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Anti-Sean Chu protesters held up signs while chanting anti-Chu slogans demanding the city councillor to resign, at City Hall in Downtown Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
One of the homemade anti-Sean Chu signs held during a protest against the city councillor at City Hall in Downtown Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Anti-Sean Chu protesters held up signs while chanting anti-Chu slogans in Downtown Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Dueling pro and anti-Sean Chu protests were flanked by the Calgary Police Service’s statue and engraving of the service’s core values at City Hall in Downtown Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

1 Comment

  1. I’m not pro anyone, but allegations are allegations and must be verified before any action is taken. Sorry internet bullies! Grow up.

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