Far-right, anti-racist groups plan duelling protests Sunday in Quebec City
MONTREAL — An anti-fascist group is organizing a counter-protest against a demonstration in Quebec City on Sunday that is being planned by a far-right group.
August 18, 2017 By The Canadian Press
Montreal Antifasciste says in a statement it’s calling on anti-fascist and anti-racist groups to head to the provincial capital to oppose La Meute’s demonstration.
The call comes after at least two Quebecers were identified participating in a white supremacist rally last week in Charlottesville, Va.
One of them, outed as a member of La Meute, was suspended from the right-wing group pending an investigation.
Quebec City police say they are aware of the possibility of duelling protests.
Police spokesman David Poitras says that while the right to protest is a constitutional right, authorities won’t tolerate violence, vandalism or other criminal acts.
News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2017
Print this page