'Life on earth before profit': G7 protesters, in their own words
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, June 8, 2018 12:35PM EDT
QUEBEC -- Anti-G7 protests in the streets of Quebec City have been mainly peaceful so far, with a few moments of tension. Here's a taste of what the demonstrators had to say to the leaders attending the summit in La Malbaie:
-- "We will not condemn acts that have not been committed. We are here to denounce the violence from the neoliberal policies of the G7 members." -- Alice-Anne Simard, Eau Secours.
-- "I'm marching with a simple message to open the border. It's important that we all unify. What's happening in Quebec is, the right and populist politicians are (using) refugees and migrants to essentially try to blame them for austerity messages, which have nothing to do with migrants coming into the country and everything to do with political choices." -- Moira Kilmainham, protester from Montreal.
"We all have to ensure life on earth before profit. Each has to draw a conclusion on their own role in it. And it's become urgent to say that we have this as an objective as the planet cries out in distress." -- Denis Breton, protester from Quebec City.
"What future for our children?" -- protest sign.
"There you go, $600 million in the garbage" -- protest sign.