Another demo slams Charter
Several hundred people took part in a demonstration Sunday afternoon against the PQ's proposed Charter of Values.
Organizers said the Charter, which would ban provincial workers from wearing religious symbols and headgear, was an attack on individual dignity and freedom, and called it xenophobic and sexist.
They said the state should not be in the business of telling women what they can and cannot wear.
The diverse group of marchers included anti-capitalists, pro-Canada federalists, observant Muslim women and staunch atheists.
Avrom Shtern took part in the demonstration. The costume-wearing 52-year-old said he was there to denounce what he called an overreaching PQ government.
"I came here dressed as Abraham Lincoln because I truly think individual and civil rights override any collective thoughts," he said.
Fellow marcher Julie Michaud said, "Forcing people who wear the veil to not be able to have well-paying jobs isn't going to lessen the burden of any sexism that they are living in their lives."
The event was entirely peaceful. More demonstrations are expected in the coming weeks, usually on Sundays.