Over the past three months, we’ve seen the student strike evolve into a larger social revolt. It’s clear that this is no longer simply about tuition fees. Now, the Grand Prix is coming to town, and the rich people who’ll benefit from this spectacle are having a gala just one neighbourhood over, in Little Burgundy. This comes in the midst of the intensifying gentrification of Saint-Henri, the government implementing an austerity budget, and the police receiving more leeway to do whatever they want to us.
The CLAC (Convergence des Luttes Anti-Capitalistes) is planning a demo to disrupt the Grand Prix gala. In support of their efforts, people will be marching from Saint-Henri towards the larger demo. This will also help us to start building an autonomous neighbourhood where we rely on each other instead of the government or cops.
We will be meeting at Lionel-Groulx metro at 4pm on June 7th and leaving soon after. Bring banners, water, snacks, friends and neighbours! We’ll march together as a neighbourhood, meeting up with other contingents along the way.
The CLAC callout for disruption can be found here:
Please keep in mind that in the current political climate, the level of police repression should not be underestimated. See you in the streets!