Sumary of ‘It’s unacceptable’: Quebec premier critical of anti-vaccine protesters targeting high schools:
- Quebec’s premier and education minister on Friday condemned anti-vaccine protests taking place outside Montreal high schools this week as the province reported its highest daily COVID-19 case count since May.
- ”Education Minister Jean-François Roberge spoke out against what he called the intimidation of children and school staff by anti-vaccine activists.
- Roberge said it was irresponsible of demonstrators to use the tragic death of the teen to fuel disinformation.
- “Going around schools, instrumentalizing children, intimidating children and school personnel, this is unacceptable,” he said on Friday.
- Both Legault and the education minister said they’d spoken to Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault about ensuring a greater police presence to monitor the situation outside schools.
- On Friday, Montreal police were keeping tabs on another anti-vaccination protest at Louis-Joseph-Papineau high school in the city’s northeast.
- On Friday, Quebec reported 879 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of daily cases in the province since mid-May.
- Story continues below Quebec’s public health institute said Laval, Montreal’s large northern suburb, remains Quebec’s most affected region, with 175.6 active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.