For Immediate Release – March 15th
The Hellenic Community of Vancouver has cancelled the rental contract with the UBC Free Speech Club for this Friday 15 March, 2019. The Molyneux/Southern speakers event will not proceed at our Center.
While we fully embrace freedom of speech, the safety and well-being of our members is paramount.
Specifically, threats of violence against our members by various political fringe groups and one domestic terrorist organization are now deemed very credible, and have escalated in the last 48 hours. We were, therefore, obligated to act immediately.
As well, our neutrality has been undermined by the false and misleading statements of unauthorized parties, inside and outside our Community.
Information has been transmitted to the Vancouver Police Department and there will be no further comment by the Hellenic Community of Vancouver on this matter.
Hellenic Community of Vancouver