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Montrealers demonstrate against the charter of values

WATCH: Raw video of the protest 

MONTREAL- Several hundred people took to the streets of Montreal Friday to denounce the charter of Quebec values.

Demonstrators gathered outside Mount Royal metro and walked to premier Pauline Marois’ offices in downtown Montreal.

They say the charter of values proposed by the Parti-Québécois is racist and xenophobic.

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The concern is that the ban on religious symbols in the public sector will lead to widespread discrimination.

According to Amy Darwish, a member of the Coalition against the Charter, the demonstration was specifically held on March 21 to honour the International Day Against Racism.

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The demonstration was mostly peaceful as participants weaved through the streets.

WATCH: Elysia Bryan-Baynes speaks to the organizer of the event 

Things briefly got heated when a passer-by took offence to a protester who was speaking in English.

The man, some witnesses say was drunk screamed ” speak in French” while trying to reach the protester.

He was pushed aside by bystanders.

Security then came to take the man away.

The march then continued without disruption.

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