Thousands attend anti-racism protest in downtown Montreal


Protestors took to the streets of Montreal over Thanksgiving weekend to denounce racism and a law being proposed by Quebec's incoming premier that plans to ban civil servants from wearing religious symbols in the workplace.

According to local media, protesters chanted "Legault has got to go" and "François, Quebec belongs to me" as they marched from Place Émilie-Gamelin​ along René-Lévesque Boulevard, according to local media. Many held anti-racist banners and lit smoke bombs that sent red smoke into the air.

Coalition Avenir Québec won a majority in last week's provincial elections. A representative for the government said Wednesday that those who don't comply with the coming law could be re-assigned or lose their employment altogether.