Friday, January 20, 2017 11am (sharp)
Métro Place-des-Arts (corner of Jeanne-Mance and De Maisonneuve)
Résistons Trump ! Manifestation montréalaise contre Trump et l'extrême droite
Vendredi 20 janvier 11h, (pile)
Métro Place-des-Arts (coin Jeanne-Mance et de Maisonneuve)
Esperen Rechazemos Trump! Una manifestación en Montreal contra Donald Trump y las políticas de ultra-derecha
Este viernes 20 de enero a las 11 en punto.
Metro Place-des-arts (esquina Jeanne-Mance y de Maisonneuve)
Donald Trump will be officially inaugurated as President of the United States at around noon on January 20, 2017. Protesters in Washington, DC will be on the ground attempting to disrupt the inauguration.
Here in Montreal, we’re calling for a mass demonstration of solidarity with the DC protests and in opposition to the far-right racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic and anti-immigrant agenda represented by Donald Trump.
This demonstration will include a “Baby Bloc” (or safer space) for parents and kids, to allow for wider participation as part of a larger disruptive demo. This protest is organized in conjunction with a “DC-Montreal Anti-Border Solidarity Caravan” to Washington by Montreal-area activists (leaving the day before) as well as a “Make Racists Afraid Again” Night Demo on January 20 (6pm at Square Phillips, at the corner of Ste-Catherine and Union).
WHY WE ARE PROTESTING
Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Protesters in DC will be attempting to disrupt his inauguration, and Montreal activists will be demonstrating in solidarity.
Beyond his toxic personality, Donald Trump represents misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, and anti-immigrant politics. His platform for the United States’s next four years is filled with dangerous and hateful far-right ideas that deserve to be unequivocally opposed and resisted. We reject border walls, Muslim bans, and xenophobia. Instead, we resist deportations, call for open borders, and support grassroots peoples’ struggles, from water defenders at Standing Rock to the Black Lives Matter movement.
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All politicians, beyond their superficial personalities, are loyal to colonial capitalism. No matter which asshole is in power, this system continues to devastate and attack human beings and the Earth. We do not place any hope in politicians or political parties, but rather in using and building the collective, autonomous power of popular networks and movements.
This is a callout for anti-capitalist, anti-colonial resistance, rooted in a spirit of solidarity and support, having each other's backs, and respecting a diversity of tactics. We reject any collaboration with the police and anyone else that seeks to divide protesters.
We want to build on existing efforts in Montreal and beyond in support of migrants and refugees, in opposition to sexism, racism and Islamophobia, to homophobia and transphobia, and in building together a Solidarity City with dignity and justice for all.
Let’s make sure that Donald Trump and his far-right ideas do not become normalized. We will stand in solidarity with DC protesters here in Montreal and worldwide. Join us!
[To endorse this callout, or to stay in touch, e-mail us at resisttrumpmontreal@gmail.