Man charged in Winnipeg car attack on convoy protest is radical far-left anarchist

Man charged in Winnipeg car attack on convoy protest is radical far-left anarchist. By Sheila Reid.

Police, however, are still treating the incident as a hit-and-run, rather than a hate crime.

Four people taking part in a convoy protest in Manitoba’s capital city were injured and rushed to hospital after a car plowed into the crowd. The man alleged to be the driver of the vehicle, Dave Zegarac, was taken into custody an hour later after a brief struggle with police. A white jeep can be seen hitting one person, before accelerating and hitting three more. …

Zegarac — a 43-year-old musician from Winnipeg who describes himself as Indigenous, Serbian and Irish — is the frontman of Canadian punk bands The Brat Attack, Dead Peasants Revolt, The Black Mass Brigade, and Class War Kids. …

His online bio states that his song lyrics deal primarily with anarchist politics and that he is an outspoken vegan and a long-time anti-racist activist.

What role did Justin Trudeau’s hate speech have in motivating his attack? Given the PM’s signaling, the terrorist probably figured he would be handled sympathetically by the state.