Demonstration in Montreal North!
A Call to Mobilize!
The Breach Has Been Opened in Montreal-North!
Montreal-North is burning. After the murder of Fredy Villenueva by the Montreal Police (SPVM), and the riots which broke out to express the people’s anger, the community of Montreal-North remains angry. The time has come to organize a social and political offensive against the local elites who are trying to cover up this state of affairs.
Montréal-Nord Republik (Montreal North Republik) is a new voice in the neighbourhood. It intends to put forward another view of the recent events around the death of Fredy Villanueva and the riots which took place in Montreal North. The group also intends to dispute the dominant discourse which is insinuating that the rioters and protesters are just apolitical hooligans. Montréal-Nord Republik hopes to bring together the neighbourhood community along with all the population of Montreal in order to denounce police repression as well as economic, social, cultural and political oppression.
The MONTRÉAL-NORD RÉPUBLIK movement is struggling for justice following the murder of Fredy Villanueva. We have five demands:
1 THE IMMEDIATE RESIGNATION OF THE MAYOR OF MONTREAL-NORTH, Mr. MARCEL PARENT, who has stated that “Everything is going well in Montreal-North, there is no problem here. I never saw this coming.”
2. A PUBLIC AND INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF FREDY VILLANUEVA.
3. AN END TO ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR BY THE POLICE (intimidation, harassment, racial profiling, abusive arrests, etc.)
4. A WORK prodced by neighbourhood artists and supported by the borough to keep the memory of Fredy alive.
5. A RECOGNITION of the principle that as long as there is economic insecurity, there will be social insecurity.
A DEMONSTRATION IS PLANNED THE EVENING OF THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20TH, AT 6PM, IN FRONT OF THE MONTREAL-NORTH CITY HALL (11 155, rue Hébert, corner
Charleroi). WE WILL SUBMIT OUR DEMANDS DURING THE MEETING OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL WHICH TAKES PLACE AT 7PM. All those in solidarity with Fredy and with our demands are invited to come demonstrate.
HOW TO GET THERE: FROM METRO HENRI-BOURASSA, TAKE THE 48, 49,
69 OR 89 GOING EAST TO GARON. FROM MÉTRO PIE-IX, TAKE THE
139 UNTIL CHARLEROI. CHARLEROI IS TWO STREETS SOUTH OF HENRI-BOURASSA AND RUE HÉBERT TWO STREETS EAST OF PIE-IX.
For all information, please communicate with us via the following email address and let us know how to reach you, we will do so quickly: