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Thousands Of Montrealers Will Be Gathering Downtown For Massive "Anti-Racism" Protest Against The CAQ

The CAQ is currently working on a getting a law passed to ban public servants – meaning individuals who work for the government in Quebec – from wearing any kind of religious symbols.

READ ALSO: CAQ Is Immediately Enforcing Strict Law Banning All Employees From Wearing Religious Symbols In Quebec

TL;DR A Montreal Group is organizing a protest against the CAQ's proposed religious symbol ban. The demonstration is Sunday 3-6pm at Place-des-Arts. 

These people are public school administrator, SAAQ employees, or even doctors at the local CLSC – just to name a few – that choose to wear religious symbols such as kippas or hijabs.

The talent and contribution of countless professionals in the public sphere will be ignored in favour of promoting secularism in Quebec. These valuable individuals will be outright fired if they refuse to comply with the new law.

Not only is this law anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic, but it also goes against basic human rights and individual freedoms to freely practice one's own religion. It needs to be stopped.

A group called "Contre la haine et le racism"(against hate and racism) have organized a protest downtown this week where thousands of Montrealers will be gathering to speak up and put a stop to the CAQ's religious symbol ban. 

Via clac-montreal.

Everything you need to know:

What: Anti-Racism protest against the CAQ
Where: Place Émilie-Gamelin Montreal // Places-Des-Arts
When: Sunday, October 7th // 3 - 6 p.m.

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