Justin Trudeau the frequent focus of Saanich shooter Instagram posts

Justin Trudeau the frequent focus of Saanich shooter Instagram posts
The since-deleted Instagram account @isaacauchterlonie867 contained several pictures of Isaac and Mathew Auchterlonie posing with guns. (Jay Roze/Youtube)

A now-deleted Instagram feed of one of the Saanich bank shooter suspects contains posts containing anti-government, and pro-gun content.

Twenty-two-year-olds Isaac and Mathew Auchterlonie are the two suspects identified by RCMP.

They were twin brothers, who former classmates say went to Frances Kelsey Secondary School in Mill Bay.

Several posts on the Instagram feed are reposted videos from the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, and one of the twins is pictured here wearing a CCRF shirt. (Jay Roze/Youtube)

The former classmates, who asked to not be named, spoke with CHEK News and said in high school the brothers mostly kept to themselves.

They said the brothers had plans to attend basic training for the military, but were unaware if they followed through with the plans after graduation.

The brothers graduated from high school in 2018, and the classmates were not in touch with them after that.

Isaac’s account handle was @isaacauchterlonie867, and posts on the account have a pattern of language against the federal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Posts on the Instagram posts often included hashtags with anti-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sentiments. (Jay Roze/Youtube)

In photos with bullets, the hashtag #freedomseeds was frequently used. (Jay Roze/Youtube)

Instagram posts often focused on gun control. (Jay Roze/Youtube)

The account’s bio was the following bullet point list:

  • Canadian
  • Patriot
  • WW2 Pacific war enthusiastus [sic]
  • Nature
  • Firearms

Several posts also contained anti-vaccine hashtags.

Before the account was deleted, it followed several high-profile accounts like Rebel News, Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, National Rifle Association and Andrew Scheer.

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-With files from Oli Herrera

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