Protest to support the abolition of Columbus Day, Montreal

    Support the abolition of Columbus Day, Montreal

    Protest in front of Christopher Columbus statue

  • Montréal, October 12, 2016 – It has been several decades now that Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, has been requesting for the celebration of Columbus Day to be stopped. In a recent statement, he expressed his support to the four U.S. states of the U.S. that have banned the celebration of that day and is now encouraging more states to follow suite.

  • « This growing trend to ban Columbus Day is wonderful but not enough» said Rael. «It’s time for a campaign for the de-Christianisation through apostasy of the indigenous people who are betraying the memory of their ancestors by having the religion of the colonizers. It is time also for their de-Europeanization by refusing anything coming from them like their costumes and names…»

  • While Spain and other countries in the Americas are celebrating Columbus Day, Raelians will protest in front of Columbus statues and Spanish embassies to express their support of the Native Americans who have been decimated as a result of the arrival of Columbus, and to advocate a true decolonisation.

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