More voices join chorus of protest against religious symbols ban Bill 21

More voices joined the chorus of protest against the CAQ government's religious symbols law Bill 21 as students held a noon hour demonstration today outside the Montreal office of Quebec's immigration ministry.

Over 60 students from Dawson College, Marianopolis College, McGill, Université de Montréal and other schools staged a sit-in on the sidewalk outside the office on Notre Dame W. in Old Montreal. 

They chanted slogans and held placards with messages such as "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here," "No to Bill 21" "Bill 21 is not secularism but exclusion."

BILL 21 STUDENT PROTEST

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Students and teachers at MacDonald High School in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue staged a noon hour demonstration as well.

Other protests in the past two weeks included ones at Westmount High School, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School and a march downtown.

This Sunday, two demonstrations will take place: a rally planned by a coalition of elected officials outside Côte-St-Luc city hall at 11:30 a.m. and a separate rally at Place Émilie-Gamelin at 2 p.m.