December 4, 2016 5:54 pm
Updated: December 13, 2016 1:50 pm

Chris Alexander speech at Edmonton rally prompts ‘lock her up’ chant for Rachel Notley

WATCH: Conservative leadership candidate Chris Alexander is denouncing a chant that was directed at Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton on Saturday. The crowd yelled “Lock Her Up” at an anti carbon tax rally. As Reid Fiest reports, Alexander says it was not his place to stop the chanting.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Video edited to add credit to Rebel Media.

EDMONTON – The crowd chanted “lock her up” as Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander spoke about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley‘s energy policy at an Edmonton rally.

As they chanted the refrain that became popular during president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, Alexander smiled, and appeared to gesture in time with the chant, nodding along.

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The incident happened at an anti-carbon tax rally at the Alberta legislature on Saturday.

READ MORE: Hundreds of Albertans protest carbon tax at second Legislature rally

The rally was organized by Rebel Media, an online news and right-wing opinion outlet, and video of the incident was posted on Twitter by the website’s Alberta bureau chief Sheila Gunn Reid.

Alexander, a former immigration minister, says he thinks the chant is “wrong,” and tried to change the refrain to “vote her out,” which he says isn’t picked up by the video.

He says that once people finished chanting, he went on to talk about what voters can do at the ballot box.

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