As a Canadian who is against violence and pro-democracy, I find it more difficult each day to trust the ideology of groups, or the facts presented by mainstream media.
As both news sites rush to display the drastic condemnation put forward by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Couliard against these rallies, they fail to show the level of violence committed by so called Antifa.
La Meute the organization which organized Sunday’s rally is a far-right group that believes Quebec culture and society are currently threatened by radical Islam. The group committed to a silent protest on Sunday.
As the event began a mix of concerned residents and a smaller but far more violent group dressed in black, affiliated with the so-called Antifa, or anti-fascist, began to assemble and counter-demonstrate.
The rally was quickly declared illegal by Quebec City police when mostly Antifa counter-protesters fought with authorities and threw projectiles at La Meute members.This graphic photo is the result of these attacks on a silent protest.
That terribly beaten man is a member of La Maute. They were forced back into a garage, fearing for their lives. It took the police dispersing Antifa protesters and escorting La Maute with armed protection to allow them to finally finish their rally.
Now I do not agree with his politics, but I truly do not believe that any silent protest should end like this.
This is, in reality, hooliganism and political terrorism. Antifa clearly states that their intent is to make it so dangerous for right wing groups to speak, that they simply stop speaking altogether.
That is not politics, that is not a democracy, that is forced censorship. If we are going to call out the political extremists of the right, it is high time we call out the extremists of the left.