Protesters in Montreal wear surgical masks, scarves over new face-covering law

Bill 62, passed on Wednesday in Quebec’s National Assembly, prohibits public-sector employees  including doctors, teachers and daycare employees from covering their faces.

In protest to the bill protesters wore surgical masks and scarves over their faces and lined up today along a Montreal bus route. They rallied against a new law that would force anyone using public services, including Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka, to uncover their faces.

The demonstration against the law was organized along the 80 bus route on Parc Avenue during morning rush hour. Some bus drivers honked to show their support.