Toronto – March 19, 2017
As the House of Commons continues the debate on Motion 103(M103), the emotions and raw passion evoked by the motion could be seen on some Canadian streets. The clash of those against M103 and those in support is playing out on the streets of Canada.
Mosaic Edition was a witness to one such confrontation between those in support of the motion and those against on the streets of Toronto.
Despite police presence to separate the two groups there were flashes of confrontation. After holding a well-protected rally in front of the city hall the
“No M103” began to march through the streets of Toronto. A few minutes into the street march, there was a confrontation with the “Yes M103” supporters.
Some protesters screamed, yelled, pushed, shoved and aggressively wrestle the placard from the hands of some members of the opposing group.
Both groups focused their street protest on clash between the “right to free speech” and the fight against “Islamophobia”.
The police had to tackle and sternly instruct those blocking the march to give way.
Those against M103 shouted, “Stand on God stand on God”,
“ Silence is deadly”, “Free speech, free speech” and sang the Canadian national anthem.
A protester of the “No M103” speaks with Mosaic Edition.
A police officer was overheard expressing frustration on how to separate the protesters:“We do not know who is who”.