Montreal Protest Denounces the Election of Donald Trump
SPVM Cops Usher Away Pro-Trump Couple
Around 150 protesters marched through Montreal on the evening of Nov. 9 to denounce United States president-elect Donald J. Trump.
The protest gathered at Parc des Faubourgs, where speakers criticized Trump’s campaign of bigotry, misogyny, racism, xenophobia and his pro-capitalist agenda. They also offered expressions of solidarity with minority and vulnerable populations.
The sentiment of the slogans were of defiance and resistance, not fear.
As the march took to Ontario St., a banner reading “FUCK TRUMP” took the helm. Anti-fascist and anti-capitalist slogans also reverberated throughout the streets.
“Trump au gulag!” the group chanted.
The reception from passersby was overwhelmingly positive. Some banged on garbage cans, took selfies with the banners, cheered and some joined the protest march and chanted along.
One man and woman who shouted “Vive Trump” at the procession were howled at by protesters. Société de police de la Ville de Montréal officers on bicycles rode in to usher the couple away to safety.
The protest lasted about an hour and concluded at the U.S. consulate on Rene Lévesque Blvd. and St Alexandre St., where the police presence was heavy. No arrests were reported.
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