Far-right, anti-racist groups plan duelling protests Sunday in Quebec City

MONTREAL — An anti-fascist group is organizing a counter-protest against a demonstration in Quebec City on Sunday that is being planned by a far-right group.

Montreal Antifasciste says in a statement it’s calling on anti-fascist and anti-racist groups to head to the provincial capital to oppose La Meute’s demonstration.

The call comes after at least two Quebecers were identified participating in a white supremacist rally last week in Charlottesville, Va.

One of them, outed as a member of La Meute, was suspended from the right-wing group pending an investigation.

Quebec City police say they are aware of the possibility of duelling protests.

Police spokesman David Poitras says that while the right to protest is a constitutional right, authorities won’t tolerate violence, vandalism or other criminal acts.

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