Anti-Racists and Anti-Facists to “Welcome” Marine Le Pen to Montreal Tonight

Media Advisory *Anti-Racists and Anti-Facists to “Welcome” Marine Le Pen to Montreal Tonight* *Marine Le Pen Montreal “Welcoming Committee” Monday, March 21st at 8pm Montréal Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel 1050 de la Gauchetiere West * The leader of the French far-right, anti-immigrant political party Front National — Marine Le Pen — is unexpectedly in Quebec. She is supposed to be in Montreal this Monday to Wednesday, staying at the Montréal Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel (corner of Peel and Place du Canada). A “Marine Le Pen Montreal Welcoming Committee” has called for a gathering at the Marriott tonight to protest racism, sexism, homophobia, and the worldwide advance of the far right. The ad hoc committee has also called for autonomous actions to disrupt Marine Le Pen’s Montreal visit and telephone calls to the hotel to cancel Marine Le Pen’s booking. The organizers aim to show that Montreal is a city that welcomes migrants and confronts racists. Yesterday morning, Le Pen was disrupted during a press conference in Quebec City ( www.lapresse.ca/actualites/201603/20/01-4962694-marine-le-pen-accueillie-par-des-manifestants-a-quebec.php and www.facebook.com/subvercite). -30- *Contact: * 438-823-7243 *Source:* Marine Le Pen Montreal Welcoming Committee This is the English-language newswire for social justice groups in Montreal. To subscribe to the French-language newswire, send a message to fildepresse-subscribe@lists.riseup.net. To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to newswire-unsubscribe@lists.riseup.net.