We would like to extend our unconditional solidarity to individuals in Quebec City who were recently arrested, in relation to allegations surrounding the antifascist mobilization on August 20th. We do not know any details beyond what we have seen in the media, but it is clear to us that these arrests are intended by the police and Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume to intimidate antifascists and stifle our resistance to the far right. To those arrested, and all others who may be targeted, we say: stand strong and let us know what we can do to help.
And more generally, for everyone else reading this: The threat posed by the far right is multilayered, and so is our antifascist response. As such, at times antifascist activists will be targeted for criminalization and repression. If you or someone you know has been arrested or is facing charges due to your opposition to the far right, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can recommend lawyers, and will do whatever else we can to help.
Very important: do not email us any information that could be used to incriminate you in any way. We are not lawyers and your email to us is not legally protected from police spies. Contact us and let us know you need help, and we will get back in touch with you, but don’t provide details beyond what you are being charged with. (I.e. don’t say “I did it!”)