Montreal Police were on site at the protest, handing out tickets for masking non-compliance to some protestors.
MONTREAL, Quebec, May 3, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — An estimated 100,000 people gathered in Montreal on Saturday to protest draconian COVID lockdown rules, in what was the biggest Canadian anti-COVID march seen to date.
The protest took place in the city of Montreal, Quebec, the largest French-speaking city in Canada, and saw protestors gather near the Olympic Stadium before taking to the streets on a planned route. According to a Rebel News report of the protest, the demonstration was “downright festive” in nature, with many people shouting cries of “Liberté.”
It was also a mostly peaceful affair, despite there being a few altercations “AFTER the anti-lockdown demonstration had concluded,” Rebel News emphasized. The protest was planned and coordinated by a group called “Quebec Debout,” whose Facebook page posted video of Saturday’s event. The page stated that “100,000 people stood up to challenge health measures today in Montreal.”
Montreal Police were on site at the protest, handing out tickets for masking non-compliance to some protestors, according to a CTV report.