The StopWar Coalition is inviting people to protest the visit of former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney on September 26.
The demonstration will take place at 5:30 p.m. outside the Vancouver Club at 915 West Hastings, where Cheney is scheduled to speak to the Vancouver-based Bon Mot Book Club.
The same group invited former U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin to speak about her book, Going Rogue, last November.In its notice, the StopWar Coalition described Cheney as a "war criminal and unrepentant torture and war advocate".
"Under international and Canadian law, Cheney should be banned from entering the country or arrested upon arrival," the group stated. "It is outrageous that the Harper government, which has on a number of occasions banned anti-war speakers and other social justice activists from entering Canada, would allow this war criminal to enter Canada to promote his new book."
This week, the Georgia Straight reported that the group Lawyers Against War wants Cheney banned from Canada or arrested if he enters the country.