Anti-Islam protest in Montreal scuttled by opposition groups

An anti-Islam protest by a right-wing European political organization was scuttled in the face of hundreds of counter-demonstrators in Montreal on Saturday afternoon.

The Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West group (PEGIDA) had organized a demonstration to oppose what it called the “Islamification” of Quebec society in the Little Maghreb neighbourhood of Montreal.


But after several hundred people from various anti-racism groups showed up 30 minutes before the event was set to kick off, police advised PEGIDA to cancel their protest.

Categories: Americas, Canada, Religion

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