2018-05-13 03:29:24 UTC
Hundreds protest racism, fascism in Rosemont
Anti-fascist, racist protest Rosemont
Hundreds of people protested racism and fascism in Rosemont on Sat., May 12, 2018.
Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:02PM EDT
Hundreds of people marched against racism and fascism in Rosemont on Saturday, with the demonstration ended at an address allegedly belonging to a prominent neo-Nazi recruiter.
Earlier this month, a Montreal Gazette investigation revealed that a man who goes by the online name Zeiger is a Montreal resident. Leaked messages from a private, encrypted chat room showed Zeiger trying to set up a series of in-person meetings in Montreal bars and apartments.
The march comes a week after another protest that went to a Parc-Extension condo development. On May 1, a man was photographed on top of that building, waving a swastika flag.
Montreal police have opened investigations into both Zeiger and the Parc-Ex incident, but no charges have been filed.
Also on Saturday, posters outing other alleged Nazis were seen in other parts of Montreal.
In NDG, posters taped to light poles identified Shawn Beauvais-MacDonald and alleged he lived in the area.
Beauvais-MacDonald was a former member of Quebec nationalist group La Meute but was suspended after participating in the infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA.
One counter-protester was killed at that protest, which numerous Nazi and alt-right groups participated in.
I gave a white supremacist a F U and the middle finger salute last night when he shouted , "White Power" in front of Earl's Court on 76th Ave around midnight. He was with 7 other Caucasians. No tunes, women or beer. Today someone scraped off my ICBC tag on my license plate which will cost $15 to replace tomorrow.