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Jade Sambrook at ‘Pegida Meets Anti-Pegida’

Jade Sambrook at ‘Pegida Meets Anti-Pegida’

Jade Sambrook attended the Anti-Pegida protest against the Pegida group who were scheduled to march through the streets of downtown Montreal. Both groups faced-off in Place Emilie-Gamelin Park before moving into the intersection of Saint-Catherine and Berri Streets. There was a very large police presence as well as many folks from the media. Considering that it was the end of September, the weather was more than pleasant, akin to a beautiful summer day.

The Montreal Police kept both groups apart, and the Anti-Pegida movement was ultimately successful in preventing the Pegida group from marching through the city streets as per their original plan. In fact, this was the second time in less than a year that the Anti-Pegida movement was able to stop the Pegida group from proceeding with their planned march.

The Anti-Pegida group was also successful in getting the message out that Canada and Quebec should be open to receiving more refugees and immigrants so that we may build a country that is more just for all and where everybody can prosper. Canada has always been a country that believes in compassion and fairness. Those are true Canadian values. And the majority of Canadians understand that refugees who come here do so for a better life – a life free from the horrors and war that many of them unfortunately had to witness in their countries of origin.

Canada’s refugee protection programs have helped the world’s most vulnerable, while ensuring the health and safety of Canadians.

Through our refugee protection programs, refugees bring their experiences and skills as well as their hopes and dreams to Canada which, in turn, has contributed to an even richer and more prosperous society for us all – Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).

And just in case you were wondering, the video was filmed using an iPhone 6 with the Filmic Pro App. Additionally, the audio was recorded using a Rode SmartLav+ lavalier microphone.

Video duration: 13:41

Jade Sambrook at ‘Grosse manif de soir’ Protest in Montreal


Jade Sambrook at ‘Grosse manif de soir’ Protest in Montreal

This peaceful protest against austerity took place on Saturday May 23 in Montreal. It was the first of a series of upcoming protests entitled ”Grosse manif de soir” that will be occurring every Saturday.

McGill Daily Photojournalist Shane Murphy was detained and fined by the Montreal Police, along with some thirty to forty other protestors who were ”kettled” and fined for their participation in the protest, including Jade Sambrook.

While this video does not specifically show the arrest of Shane Murphy, or the police ”kettle”, it is a personal firsthand account of the protest as it unfolded.

Interestingly, a Montreal Police Supervisor can be heard telling somebody from France ”to go protest in Paris and see what will happen”.

Video duration: 12:47

Jade Sambrook at the Montreal May Day Protest

Jade Sambrook at the Montreal May Day Protest

Protestors took to the streets of downtown Montreal on the evening of May Day, where police unleashed tear gas in an attempt to control the crowd.

This is what Jade Sambrook captured by following both the protestors and the police.

Video duration: 09:14

Jade Sambrook at the Montreal Protest against Austerity

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Montreal Protest against Austerity – April 2, 2015

Jade Sambrook joined with approximately 75,000 protestors from all walks of life – including students, union members and families – who filled the streets of Montreal on April 2, 2015, to protest the government’s austerity budget.

Video duration: 04:07