Montrealers wear masks and scarves over their faces to protest Bill 62 (PHOTOS)

Oct 20 2017, 10:32 pm

Montrealers took to the streets wearing masks and scarves covering their faces to protest Bill 62.

On Wednesday, Quebec officially passed Bill 62, a law that requires individuals in the province who give or receive any public service to uncover their faces. This applies specifically to Muslim women who wear the wear a burka or niqab.

The law will apply to all provincial ministries, universities, school boards, transit authorities, public health care facilities, and daycare centres subsidized by the government.

One of the most controversial points of the new law is that would force Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to show their faces in order to get on a public bus.

It appears that the demonstrators wanted to send a clear message against the ban and public transit because they chose to protest near the 80 bus route on Parc Avenue during morning rush hour.

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