Press Conference Today. Montreal Organizations calling for an Open the Borders Rally at Roxham Road to Block the Racist Far-Right

Media Advisory

Montreal Organizations calling for an Open the Borders Rally at Roxham Road to Block the Racist Far-Right

Press Conference
Wednesday, 16 May at 10am
1710 Beaudry St., room 2.7, Montréal

  • Aaron Lakoff, spokesperson for 19 May Open the Borders Rally organizers
  • Hisham Shaban, Palestinian refugee from Gaza who walked into Canada after traveling through 7 countries to seek safe haven
  • 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)

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 far-right racists from intimidating people crossing the border who 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.

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Source:
Solidarity Across Borders
www.solidarityacrossborders.org
Montréal Antifasciste
https://montreal-antifasciste.info/en/

Contact: 438-933-7654 or solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com