Seems some Calgarians take their buses seriously..........
A Calgary woman running to become a school board trustee says she's been the victim of racist death threats on Facebook that reference the killing of an anti-fascist protester in the U.S.
"I'm still in shock, for many reasons," said Nimra Amjad, who is running in the upcoming municipal election to become a school trustee in Ward 3 and 4.
"You don't expect this kind of thing to happen in Calgary. For it to be so violent and imply death is just something you don't expect, and I'm still processing that," she said. "It's very terrifying."
There were two threatening comments left on Amjad's Facebook campaign page, and a private message was sent to her personal account.
The comments were made in a post where people were discussing the CBE cutting bus services for
kids in some specialist programs in Calgary.
In the first comment, Amjad was called a racial slur and asked what right she has to run for office in Canada.
The post threatened that the neo-Nazi Aryan Guard group, which has been active in Calgary in the past, would find out where she lives, telling her to "beware."
Another post read: "you will be lying dead on the street like Heather Heyer." Heyer is the 32-year-old protester
killed after a car plowed through a crowd in Charlottesville, Va. where white supremacist groups and counter-protesters violently clashed.
Racist death threats linked to Charlottesville violence aimed at Calgary school trustee candidate - Calgary - CBC News