Aspiring politician Daeran Gall, who allegedly committed an assault against a civil rights activist at a provincial Green Party meeting on June 27, 2015, was finally found by police at a federal Green Party meeting at Nutana Lawn Bowling Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on July 27, 2015.
The police hadn’t been able to locate Daeran Gall and he hadn’t responded to police email during the intervening month. The civil rights activist who was allegedly assaulted by Daeran Gall spotted him at the meeting on July 27 and phoned the police.
However, before the civil rights activist phoned the police, a Green Party campaign worker tried to convince him to not call police. Then during his phone call with police, the Green Party campaign worker repeatedly interrupted the civil rights activist to try to stop him from giving the police the club phone number. “The party isn’t more important than a police investigation and climate change isn’t more important than justice,” the civil rights activist said. “Would she have tried to prevent the police from being called if someone who assaulted her or her kid was in the audience? Why didn’t she ask Daeran Gall to wait outside the meeting for the police instead of trying to prevent the police from being called?”
After arriving at the meeting, the police attempted to obtain Daeran Gall’s contact information, but he claimed that he didn’t have an address or phone number. The police let Daeran Gall go with a promise that he would appear at the police station the following day to speak to the police officer in charge of investigating the case. However, Daeran Gall did not do so.
After the police spoke to Daeran Gall, the civil rights activist told the meeting about illegal actions that federal Green Party members had taken against him. The local Green Party nominee for the federal parliament responded by claiming that this was an “old grievance” and “not relevant.”
“This isn’t an old grievance,” the civil rights activist said. “People need to know what a despicable party the Green Party of Canada is and what happened to someone who got involved in it.”
After the civil rights activist told the meeting about the illegal actions against him, a bearded man angrily approached the civil rights activist and threatened him for telling the truth. “If you don’t shut up, I’ll break your knees,” the bearded man said.
The civil rights activist laughed, told him to take his best shot, and asked him if he wants to take it outside, but the bearded man started walking away. “The bearded man is suggesting that violence is an acceptable way to cover up the truth about misconduct in the Green Party of Canada,” the civil rights activist told Crocels News.
The civil rights activist asked the bearded man his name, so that he could be reported to police too, but he refused to provide it. When the civil rights activist tried to phone the police again to report the bearded man’s threat, a Green Party campaign worker claimed that the bearded man didn’t really mean it and told the civil rights activist to leave. “Obviously the Green Party of Canada cares more about protecting the party image than a threat of violence,” the civil rights activist said. “Why would she ask the victim to leave instead of asking the person making the violent threat to leave?”
The civil rights activist left the meeting and called the police again. While waiting for the police to arrive again, he chatted with Green Party friends and a little girl walking her dog who was nice enough to offer to wait for police with the civil rights activist.
Then a Green Party campaign worker started using his mobile phone to video record the civil rights activist while he was talking to the young girl with the dog. The girl did not like this and asked the Green Party campaign worker to stop recording them, but the campaign worker refused to do. “A political party that claims to oppose surveillance shouldn’t be recording a victim of a violent threat while he is waiting for police to arrive and shouldn’t be recording a little girl who has nothing to do with the Green Party,” the civil rights activist said.
Unfortunately the bearded man left the federal Green Party meeting before police arrived. The civil rights activist didn’t know the bearded man’s name, but was able to provide the license plate number of the bearded man’s driver to police.