Quebec's Antifa movement on rise in response to growth of far-right groups
Left-wing activists grapple with tactics to fight racism, neo-Nazism
Date Written: 06/09/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22777
A report on anti-facist groups and their roots in Quebec, and what they are doing to counter the rise of right wing nationalism in the province.
He said the man may be a racist, but racism is often based on ignorance, which can be fought through education.
"Racism isn't eradicated with blows to someone's face," he said.
However, he sees fascism as more insidious, more dangerous - and requiring a different response.
"Fascism seeks to eradicate anyone who doesn't agree with it," he told CBC. "You can't do anything but defend yourself."
On that point, both the Montreal and the Quebec City Antifa militants agree that, under some circumstances, physical violence is necessary.