Anti-racist groups claim victory as far-right rally moves to Lacolle

Organizers of Saturday’s so-called “United for Border Protection” protest have changed the location of the event from the irregular border-crossing site at Roxham Rd. to the official Lacolle border crossing.

The location change appeared Thursday in a post on the Facebook page of Storm Alliance, a splinter group of the openly anti-immigrant group Soldiers of Odin.

Solidarity Across Borders, which describes itself as a migrant justice network based in Montreal, hailed the change in location as a victory for anti-racist groups. The network claims media coverage of its planned counter-protest Saturday at Roxham Rd. spurred the change of location.

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