Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Anti-Migrant Banners Pop Up, Taken Down in Montreal, Including at Olympic Stadium

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Anti-Migrant Banners Pop Up, Taken Down in Montreal, Including at Olympic Stadium

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More anti-migrant banners pop up in Montreal

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MONTREAL - More anti-migrant banners have popped up in Quebec, this time in Montreal where many asylum seekers are being temporarily housed.

The banners were posted at various sites either late Sunday or early Monday, including at the Olympic Stadium, where several hundred people who filtered across the border illegally are staying in a makeshift shelter.

Far-right group Atalante Quebec claimed responsibility on Facebook, posting photos of masked members in front of about 10 banners they say were displayed early Monday.

Similar banners carrying the word #REMIGRATION appeared earlier this month in Quebec City, including one on an overpass on a busy thoroughfare.

Olympic Stadium spokesman Cedric Essiminy said today that security guards snapped some photos of a banner before taking it down early Monday. …

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