An anti-immigration banner on display outside Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has been removed by park officials.
According to Olympic Park spokesperson Cédric Essiminy, the banner was given to Montreal police, and a report has been filed.
“We don’t allow any kind of banner that is not approved by the park,” Essiminy said.
Essiminy said security guards noticed the #REMIGRATION banner, which had been on display for a couple of hours.
On Facebook, a self-described nationalist group posted photos of the banner with a message accusing the media of swaying public opinion.
Essiminy says the banner was removed around 7:30 a.m. Monday.
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A similar banner was seen in Quebec City last week.
Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture told Global News his office will be contacting Quebec City authorities.
“The investigation has been transferred to our hate crimes unit,” Couture said.
A temporary shelter was set up in early August at the Olympic Stadium to house hundreds of asylum seekers coming in from the Canada-U.S. border.