Thompson Citizen leaves Facebook because of racist comments

The Thompson (Manitoba) Citizen closed its Facebook page on Wednesday.

We won’t mince words here. We’re leaving because for some time commenters have been posting virulently racist anti-aboriginal commentsdislike on our page and tagging photos in a similar way, including our profile photo of the Thompson Citizen building this morning.

It ends here.

This newspaper is not going to stand by and let anti-aboriginal racists and haters spew their evil on a vehicle we’re facilitating them using.

* Racist anti-aboriginal slurs and comments prompt paper to leave Facebook (