Because love really can trump hate.

Our penchant for protests can sometimes be hard to take seriously. Case in point: two marches, with the same colour scheme even, collided along Granville Street in June, causing mass confusion among those walking for their respective causes (sex workers’ rights on the one side and ending slaughterhouses on the other). But when a couple of dozen extreme right wingers planned an anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rally at city hall in August, about 4,000 people turned up to rally against racism and show that, in this town at least, love really does trump hate.

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