Protest ends peacefully by joining anti-PEGIDA islamophobic protest.
[UPDATED. 19:30 EDT] Several thousand protestors gathered at place Emilie-Gamelin on Saturday, March 28th. They marched against the oil economy and austerity measures. They headed north through the Mile end and into Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie. It is in Rosemont that the protestors started to dwindle and leave. A fraction of the group did stay strong and ended the protest peacefully once it joined the anti-PEGIDA protest.
Correction: An earlier version of this piece on our website and on our social media accounts mention that Saturday’s demonstration was against tar sands. The details have been clarified.
The Concordian regrets the error.
Assistant photo editor Andrej Ivanov is covering the anti-austerity demonstrations developing in downtown Montreal this week. Follow him on Twitter, @andrejiphoto, and follow our Twitter account, @TheConcordian.