March 4: Racists to Rally Across Canada — Antifascists to Shut them Down!

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The Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens is an Islamophobic organization that is trying to instigate a number of racist marches across Canada on March 4th. In their callout, the racists explain that they are “calling on all Canadian Patriots that believe in Freedom, Liberty & Justice, that stand against Sharia Law & Globalization” to join these rallies.

This national far right gambit — coming just weeks after a young man with ties to the far right entered a mosque and opened fire, killing 6 people and wounding many more, and in the midst of ongoing vandalism and far right provocations against mosques across canada — is being responded to by a variety of different forces on the ground, which have organized several different antifascist actions the day in question. What follows is a partial list of the antifascist actions, which it would be really good for people to show up at:

Halifax

Halifax Grand Parade, Barrington St, from 11:30am to 2pm
Rally Against the Right! Confront Bigotry!: https://www.facebook.com/events/1830333067183494/

Charlottetown

The Confederation Court Mall, 134 Kent Street, from 11:45am to 2:45pm
Counter-Rally Against Islamophobia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850253085222315/

Chicoutimi

Hotel de Ville, Chicoutimi, de 11h00 à 14h00
Rassemblement solidarité pour la diversité à Saguenay: https://www.facebook.com/events/767623596735269/

Québec

Hotel De Ville De Quebec, 2 rue Desjardins, de 11h30 à 14h00
Contre-manifestation pour s’opposer à l’islamophobie: https://www.facebook.com/events/389946374710987/

Drummondville

Hotel de Ville de Drummondville, 11h00-14h00
Manifestation contre l’islamophobie et le racisme: https://www.facebook.com/events/423272961341174/

Montreal

Concordia University – Hall Building, 1455, boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, at 10:30am and then marching to meet the main demo listed below
Concordia Contingent – Stop the Islamophobic Far-Right!: https://www.facebook.com/events/399629590400786/

AND

Hotel De Ville De Montreal, 275 Rue Notre-Dame E from 11:30am to 2pm
Bloquons l’extrême droite islamophobe!: https://www.facebook.com/events/1308701102505982/

St-Jerome

Hotel de Ville, Saint-Jérôme, de 11h30 à 14h00
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696652393958954/

Gatineau

25 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC de 12h00 à 14h00
Manifestation antifasciste Gatineau: https://www.facebook.com/events/230203367445228/

Ottawa

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West from 12 to 2pm
Counter Rally Against Ottawa Islamophobes: https://www.facebook.com/events/341839109549576/

 Toronto

three different marches/rallies, all at Toronto City Hall (Nathan Phillips Square),
100 Queen Street West from 11am to 2pm
Counterprotest to Fight Islamophobia: https://www.facebook.com/events/212123885927734/
Fight Islamophobia!: Counter-protest against white supremacy: https://www.facebook.com/events/200254483787461/
Stand against Islamophobia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1144030005708346/

Kingston

Springer Market Square, 325 King St E, Kingston, 11am-1pm
In Solidarity Against Islamophobia: https://www.facebook.com/events/196320637519855/

Hamilton

Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, from 12pm to 2pm
Counter Rally Against Hamilton Islamophobes: https://www.facebook.com/events/247640695647035/

Kitchener

200 King Street West, Kitchener, from 11am-2pm
CCCC – Counter Rally KW: https://www.facebook.com/Antifa-Kitchener-Waterloo-964961760267493/

London

City of London, Ontario – Municipal Government, 300 Dufferin Avenue, London, from émarch 4 11:45am-March 5 2am
Standing Against Xenophobia and Islamophobia: https://www.facebook.com/events/176655572835438/

 Sudbury

In front of City Hall (in Tom Davies Square), 199 Larch Street, downtown Sudbury, 11:30am-2pm
Counter-Rally Against Sudbury Islamophobes: https://www.facebook.com/events/1271051626264020/

Winnipeg

Winnipeg City Hall, 510 Main Street, from 11:30 to 2pm
Counter Rally against Winnipeg ISLAMOPHOBES: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374772715920280/

Saskatoon

Saskatoon City Hall, 222 3rd Ave North, Saskatoon, from 11:15am-1pm
No Sanctuary for Fascists: Fight Islamophobia! Shut Down CCCC!: https://www.facebook.com/events/1770261716634536/

Regina

City Hall, 2476 Victoria Avenue, Regina, from 12pm-2pm
Counter-Rally Against Islamophobia: https://www.facebook.com/events/153718958478075/

Lethbridge

City of Lethbridge, 910 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, from 11:30am-2:30pm
Lethbridge United: https://www.facebook.com/events/179248292571490/

Edmonton

1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, from 12pm-3pm
Drown out Hateful Noise!: https://www.facebook.com/events/1054841151288169/

 

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