Duelling Weekend Protests Pitting Right-Wing, Anti-Fascists Groups in Quebec City

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Duelling Weekend Protests Pitting Right-Wing, Anti-Fascists Groups in Quebec City


Duelling protests coming to Quebec City

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MONTREAL - Duelling weekend protests pitting pro-refugee groups against those opposed to "illegal immigration" have Quebec's premier worried things might get out of hand.

"We (must) always remember all forms of extremism feed off one another, so we have to be very careful about what we say, how we say things," Philippe Couillard said Friday.

Right-wing group La Meute is organizing a rally in a yet-to-be determined location in Quebec City against the flow of illegal entries into the province from the United States.

It accuses the federal and provincial government of "improvisation."

The group says the event is "to protest the policies of the Trudeau and Couillard governments in the face of the scourge of illegal immigration and in support of RCMP officers who are not given the necessary resources to do their job effectively to ensure the security of our nation."

Meanwhile, an anti-fascist group is organizing a counter-protest against that demonstration.

Montreal Antifasciste said in a statement it's calling on anti-fascist and anti-racist organizations to head to the provincial capital to oppose La Meute.

Although the location of the protests has not been made public, Quebec City police said they have been advised and are prepared. …

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