Resistance anti-G7 wants to invade Quebec

News 21 March, 2018
  • Jean-François Racine

    Wednesday, 21 march, 2018 00:00

    Wednesday, 21 march, 2018 00:00

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    If the number of demonstrators is difficult to predict, the activists ready to disrupt the activities of the summit of the G7 are already very well organized to invade Quebec as soon as the 7 next June.

    Two and a half months of the G7 summit which will be held in La Malbaie, the resistance Network anti-G7 will be meeting soon for its 5th assembly of the organization.

    Nothing has been forgotten : the flyers, the mobilization of the troops, the finances, the transportation, housing, food, and even the legal committee ” out of jail “, the mandate of which is to find defence lawyers or obtain visas for foreigners. However, the committee media is not ready to answer questions from the Newspaper. CLAC-Montréal, the Convergence of the struggles, anti-capitalist, had nothing to declare.

    “It already holds at the moment,” admits Raphaël Canet, a professor of sociology at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, and associate member of the Centre for studies on integration and globalization of the UQAM.

    A group has even produced a guide to deal with the chemical weapons of the police forces. “Remember, the discomfort will only be temporary, and you are enduring. […] Almost all the violence in the protests are the work of the police “, one can read in the document.


    The RRAG7, which denounces the character of imperialist, colonialist and anti-environment, calls for a convergence towards Quebec city with a walk night on Thursday, June 7 and a day of disruption of the activities of the G7, on Friday 8 June. A rally must take place in Quebec city on April 5, to launch the mobilization.

    The memories of the Summit of the Americas may come back to haunt the citizens of Quebec, who was like a walled city. In April 2001, the authorities had chosen to build a wall three metres away. Led by the activist French José Bové, the protesters had brought down the ” wall of shame “.

    Arrested in 2001 in Quebec city, Jaggi Singh told the Journal recently that he had made the identification in La Malbaie.

    “It will surely have a bit of violence throughout the events, which will remove the focus on the major themes that should have been put forward. We are no longer in the same dynamic that Quebec in 2001. I do not think we will revisit it in June ” was also mentioned by professor Raphaël Canet.

    — With the collaboration of Pierre-Paul Biron