Breaking News: Racist far-right cancels demonstration at Roxham Road, moves to Lacolle; Anti-racists to be present at both locations

Attention News Editors – Breaking News

– RACIST FAR-RIGHT CANCELS DEMONSTRATION AT ROXHAM ROAD, MOVES TO LACOLLE

– DEFEAT FOR ANTI-IMMIGRANT RACISTS IN QUEBEC

– ANTI-RACIST MIGRANT JUSTICE PROTESTERS WILL BE PRESENT AT BOTH ROXHAM AND LACOLLE THIS SATURDAY TO WELCOME REFUGEES

May 17, 2018 —  The racist far-right demonstration planned for Roxham Road this Saturday in order to intimidate asylum seekers has been moved to Lacolle at the last-minute. The anti-immigrant Storm Alliance and their allies announced the change today, after seeing media coverage announcing the Open The Borders / Refugees Welcome demonstration planned by Solidarity Across Borders, Montreal Antifasciste, and allied groups.

The decision by Storm Alliance to cancel their presence at Roxham Road is a defeat for the anti-immigrant far-right in Quebec. Organizers of the Open The Borders / Refugees Welcome demonstration still plan to maintain a festive, family-friendly presence at Roxham Road which will be welcoming migrants. But, they will also have a festive and determined presence at Lacolle in order to counter the racist far-right.

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BACKGROUND
– The original far-right Storm Alliance fb event (with new location) is linked here: https://www.facebook.com/events/217558799014008/
– For details about the Open The Borders / Welcome Refugees demonstration visit: www.solidarityacrossborders.org

CONTEXT
-> Call to Action: Open the Borders: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/call-to-action-open-the-borders
-> Why are people crossing irregularly into Canada? & Anti-colonial Statement (September 30, 2017): www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/background-border.
-> What is the Storm Alliance: https://montreal-antifasciste.info/en/2017/09/13/storm-alliance-factsheet/