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March Against Quebec's Gov't Secularism Bill Takes Place in Montreal - Reports

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Thousands of people on Sunday took to the streets in the Montreal city in Canada's Quebec province to protest the government's proposed secularism bill, banning civil servants from wearing religious symbols on the job, local media reported.

Journal du Montreal newspaper reported that Islamic hijab, Christian cross, and Sikh dastaar fell under the ban.

The newspaper noted that thousands of people, primarily representatives of the Muslim community and various religious minorities took part in the march.

READ MORE: Quebec's Premier Attacked For Refusing to Establish Anti-Islamophobia Day

According to protesters, the bill promotes Islamophobia, as well as discriminates against women wearing hijabs.

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