MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Both demonstrations are set to take place on Sunday, Montreal Gazette reported. The protest against migration is being organized by far-right, anti-Muslim organization La Meute, while the pro-immigration rally is being brought together by the Bienvenue aux Refugies organization, according to the same report.
Couillard is reportedly fearful that the two polarizing events will result in intensified altercations and the possibility of violent clashes.
In January, two gunmen attacked the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City, killing six people and injuring eight others. The gunmen reportedly shouted "God is great" in Arabic while carrying out the attack.