Calgary pastor Derek Reimer faces 8 more charges

A controversial Calgary pastor already accused of disrupting drag storytime events that police say were hate-motivated is now facing more charges.

Derek Scott Reimer, 36, has previously been charged with mischief and criminal harassment after an incident at a “Reading with Royalty” event on Feb. 25 at the Seton Library in south Calgary.

At the time, two people in attendance helped library staff throw him out while waiting for police to arrive.

He’s accused of shouting disruptive, transphobic and homophobic slurs in front of children.

Reimer was arrested again after he was found protesting at the Signal Hill library on March 15.

He was charged with breaching a condition to stay 200 metres from library drag events.

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Calgary police tell CityNews Reimer faces new counts, including two counts of causing a disturbance, one count of criminal harassment, and five counts of breaching a release order.

They say the incidents are all being investigated as hate-motivated.

Officers say the latest incidents are alleged to have happened in late March and early April.

A video is also making the rounds on social media.

It shows Reimer being arrested by police on Tuesday in Calgary’s northeast while protesting at another drag story time event at the Saddletowne Library.

However, police in the video says the arrest is for “outstanding warrants” unrelated to the protest.

Reimer is scheduled to appear in court on April 6.

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