Club to protest kite-flying ban

South Asian locals have expressed outrage at the new kite-flying ban at Milliken Park, and one kite-fighting club even plans to stage a protest Saturday.

According to the Globe and Mail, kite-fighting is a beloved South Asian sport, and Canadian Afghans aren't taking well to the new ban.

"This is like a slap in the face to every Afghan," said Ahmad Sadozai, an immigrant who used to fly kites at Milliken Park. "People ship kites and lines and strings and everything from Pakistan and Indonesia to here so we can play kites."

The ban came after complaints rolled in of animals getting trapped by lines and residents cutting themselves on glass or metallic-coated strings. Anyone found kite-flying in the park will now face a $100 fine.

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