Early this Sunday, LaPresse broke the news that a group of Montrealers were preparing to make their way to Quebec City to hold a "protest against confinement." And at around 3:30 p.m. on May 17, a protest did, in fact, take place in front of Quebec's Parliament building. And, a witness to it, Jake Lamotta Granato, sent MTL Blog photos and videos of the occurrence, which we've shared with you below.
The protest was organized by a group on social media called "Appel à la liberté," which in English translates to Call for Freedom.
The Facebook group has over 4,000 members.
LaPresse told its readers that the group's goal in regards to holding a protest in front of parliament is "to denounce 'the dictatorship of the WHO' and 'the manipulation of pandemic-related statistics to justify containment and the potential vaccine requirement."
Jake Lamotta Granato, a local to the area, described the protest to MTL Blog by saying that people were "shouting through their windows against the vaccine."
On the scene, many Quebec flags were held up along with various protest posters.
You can get a glimpse of the "protest against confinement" in the video below.
LaPresse's article from 11 a.m. on the morning of May 17 said that there were approximately 60 individuals making their way from Montreal to the protest in Quebec City.
As one can see from the video above, the number of attendants grew in size than what was originally anticipated.
One of the protest signs read "Les mensonges tues," which is directly translated to "Lies kill."
According to LaPresse, Antoine Tremblay, the moderator of the group, believes that "the second wave is a lie that we are made to swallow one bite at a time."
LaPresse tells us that the protest is against various things: a vaccine, 5G towers that some believe are impeding on Quebecers' privacy, and the general information being released about COVID-19 in Quebec.
"We want our rights and freedoms back. The state of emergency is less and less justified and justifiable," Joël Hamel, a member of the protest group, told La Presse.
Stay tuned for more updates.