A 66 year old man who apparently opposes the wearing of the niqab by Muslim women, went to an all candidates meeting in Calgary, Alberta, with his face covered by a Confederate flag. Because of course it was.

The man is alleged to have said that he is opposed to the niqab, that he needed to make a “strong statement” and that “somebody was going to get hurt”. (Not in the linked article, but I heard it on the radio.

He was apparently escorted from the building, the doors were locked, and the police called. He was arrested sitting in a car a short time later.