A group of radical environmentalists opposing "car culture" held a rally last night in Montreal, Quebec as part of a week-long series of "Climate Rage" demonstrations.
Starting at Sir Wilfried Laurier Park, the "Let's Crush Car Culture" protest saw the group chanting left-wing slogans as they marched to the city's downtown.
Rebel News was on site to cover the march, which was accompanied by a large police presence.
This presence grew in size and force after the Climate Rage protesters allegedly threw rocks at the officers.
One protester, who was clear to say he did not throw rocks at the police — "this time" — told Rebel News "you're supposed to throw rocks at cops, it's perfectly fine."
Compared to state-sanctioned violence, "a rock is nothing," he said. "I'm just a normal guy hating the cops and landlords," adding he was part of a separate demonstration that joined the anti-car culture march.
The march against cars coincides with activists vandalizing SUVs in Montreal's Outremont area earlier this week. The vehicles had their tires deflated and were left with fake traffic tickets and environmentalist messages, the Montreal Gazette reported.
It was the second incident in the area this month, with Driving reporting that 25 SUVs in Outremont were deflated on Sept. 6 by a group called the "Tyre Extinguishers".
That occurrence saw more than 600 vehicles in nine different countries hit by the radical environmentalists. Rebel News first reported on the group after tires were deflated in Waterloo, Ontario, in July, 2022.