Montreal Organizations Unite to Block the Racist Far-Right and Open the Borders
Wednesday, 16 May at 10am
1710 Beaudry St., room 2.7, Montréal
Aaron Lakoff, spokesperson for 19 May Open the Borders Rally organizers
testimony from someone who crossed the border irregularly
Robyn Maynard, Montreal-based Black feminist writer, activist and educator
Olivier Prud’homme, Projet Organisation Populaire Information et Regroupement (POPIR)
Amelia Orellana, Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine (CDHAL)
Far-right racists are again mobilizing to intimidate refugees crossing the border into Canada at Roxham Road. Xenophobic and even explicitly fascist organizing in Quebec is being encouraged, directly and indirectly, by politicians in both Quebec and Ottawa calling for the exclusion of migrants leaving Trump's America.
In response, migrant justice anti-racists in Montréal are organizing an Open the Borders Rally at Roxham Road on 19 May to welcome refugees. Our presence — festive and diverse — will also effectively block the far-right racists from intimidating people crossing the border.
Journalists are invited to come hear from the organizers and supporting organisations about the importance of uniting to fight the growth of the extreme right and to open the borders.
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