“Saguenay, ville blanche”: a poster with racist overtones at the entrance of a cemetery

News 20 July, 2017
  • Photo courtesy
    The sign “Saguenay, ville blanche” is affixed in front of the cemetery Saguenay was withdrawn on Thursday morning by the mayor of Saint-Honoré Bruno Tremblay.

    Pierre-Alexandre Maltais

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:29

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:29

    Look at this article

    A sign of wood bearing the inscriptions “Saguenay, ville blanche” has been affixed in recent times to the entrance of the cemetery, Saguenay, Saint-Honoré, before being withdrawn on Thursday morning by the mayor of the place, Bruno Tremblay.

    The gesture has not been claimed, but it is not the first time that such posters area, in the Saguenay. In August 2014, several placards bearing the same inscriptions “Saguenay, ville blanche” had been sighted at several locations on the territory. No group had claimed responsibility for the laying of these posters at the time.

    Remember that the cemetery Saguenay is one of the places targeted by the islamic Association of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean for the development of a cemetery for the muslim community of the region.