Soldiers of Odin, dubbed ‘extreme anti-refugee group,’ patrol Edmonton streets

Insp. Dan Jones said the Edmonton Police Service is aware of the Soldiers of Odin, but hasn’t received any complaints.

“At this stage, we have a group of people that have associated [themselves] with a group that are internationally extremely negative,” Jones said. “In the city of Edmonton context that we have right now, we have seen no violence, no complaints, no threats, nothing criminal.”

Jones said police have spoken to the group.

“They are reporting they are not the same type of group, that they are not anti-immigration or radical right.”

Jones said the group described itself as a guardian angel-type group focused on volunteerism.