The president of a Black Lives Matter chapter in Canada has been charged with a hate crime over an incident at a Catholic school in Calgary, Alberta.
47-year-old Adora Nwofor has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly “wilfully obstructing and interfering” with the use of a property “primarily used for religious worship and educational purposes.”
Nwofor, who is president of Black Lives Matter YYC, is accused of interfering with people trying to gain access to St. Thomas Aquinas School on May 26.
The BLM leader launched the attack because of “bias, prejudice, or hate based on race or ethnic origin.”
She reportedly targeted the school because she was upset with the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning Roe v Wade.
The SCOTUS abortion ruling has no impact on Canadian laws, however.
Court records show Adora Nwofor was charged with mischief for allegedly ‘interfering’ with the use of a property ‘primarily used for religious worship and educational purposes’. She’s charged with mischief can you prove she incited hate? Course not but you’ll report it anyway
— Jay (@jaythealbertan) June 14, 2023
The president of Calgary’s #BlackLivesMatter chapter in Canada has been charged with a hate crime over an incident where she is accused of targeting Catholic children at St. Thomas Aquinas School for their “race or ethnic origin.” https://t.co/aZrOHy1Nfy
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 14, 2023
According to The Calgary Herald:
At the May 15, 2022, rally, Nwofor expressed concerns the U.S. decision could ultimately impact abortion rights in Canada.
Nwofor appeared via video link before a justice of the peace on June 2 and was released on a non-cash bail with conditions she has no contact with staff and faculty from St. Thomas Aquinas.
She is also barred from going within 100 meters of the school.
Defense lawyer Chad Haggerty appeared on her behalf at the brief proceeding.
When contacted by Postmedia, Haggerty declined to comment on the case.