A counter-protest was launched against the La Meute demonstration, with individuals calling themselves “anti-facists” disrupting the alt-right gathering.
Somewhat unfortunately, though, some individuals involved with the counter-protest became violent, causing damage and harm to others. Case in point: a journalist for Global News who's camera was smashed by protesters.
Eventually, due to the ensuing violence, the Quebec City police deemed the counter-protests to be illegal.
Opposing political views are nothing new, and the ability to voice your political beliefs is the cornerstone of a democratic society. What's scary, though, is that alt-right, white nationalist groups are becoming increasingly visible in Canada.
A year ago, the idea of an alt-right demonstration would have been laughable. Now, it'a a dark reality.
In truth, the anti-facist protesters were said to be violent in comparison to the alt-right group. Still, this just goes to show how divided the province can be.
Live from Quebec this morning talking aftermath of Sunday's violent protest. Found orange smoke bomb used by antifa. pic.twitter.com/tL7hzyAarX
Sure, we like to think of ourselves as incredibly welcoming and liberal, but when it comes down to it, Quebec can be racist. That isn't to say the rest of Canada isn't, either, but the fact that an alt-right group had the authority, power, and amount of people needed to launch a protest is troubling, to say the least.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.