Thuggish petro-state Canada is at it again:
The Vancouver-based activist was en route to Portland to give a speech critical of the Games. By Renn’s own account, U.S. guards refused to let her cross the border. They cited her lack of employment. She finished school three months ago, and doesn’t have a job.
Renn claimed she was photographed, fingerprinted and searched. Guards went through her cell phone. She was grilled by Canadian and American officials about her anti-Olympics activism and contacts in the U.S. The interrogation lasted hours, Renn said.
This follows Amy Goodman being detained for 6 hours at the Canadian border and questioned about the Olympics.
Update: See also Naomi Wolf on border restrictions and fascist shifts.