On March 4th, between noon at 2pm, people will be gathering in 63 Canadian cities, at the city halls, to stand against the criminalization of Islamophobia. This is happening after a week when these Islamophobic events happened across Canada:
- Toronto mosque set on fire
- Rimouski, Quebec mosque vandalized
- Bomb threat against Muslims at Concordia University near Montreal
- Swastikas at York U in the Toronto area.
- Qu'rans sprayed with urine near St. Lawrence market in Toronto.
Here is an article with a list of the counter protests with details. Listed below are all 63 cities with places where we know there are counterprotests underlined.
AB: Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grand Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer
BC: Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria
NB: Edmundston, Fredricton, Moncton
NL: St. John's
ON: Barrie, Brampton, Cornwall, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, Leamington, London, Markham, Mississauga, North Bay, Ottawa, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vaughan
PQ: Alma, Chicoutimi, Drummondville, Forestville, Gaspé, Gatineau, Laval, Leduc, Longueuil, Montréal, Québec, Rimouski, Riviere-du-Loup, Rouyn-Noranda, Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Saint Jerome, Sept-Îles, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Windsor
SK: Regina, Saskatoon
Every one of the CCCC events is on March 4 from noon to 2pm at the local city hall. Please be prepared for there to be no one at the CCCC protests in small towns. If that happens, let's make this a day when we say NO MORE! anyway. No to the racism, no to the kind of politics being played by some of the candidates for the Conservative party leadership, and yes to standing up.
The counter protests start at different times, so please check this article to find out more. Let's co-opt March 4th and make it a day of solidarity! If there is no counter-protest planned in the city, it is even more important to go out but, please be careful and use your judgment. Post pictures of your event to @rabbleca on Twitter or to our FB account.