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Thousands of religious freedom activists have flooded the streets of Montréal to rally against the provincial government's Bill 21, which aims to bar public service employees from wearing symbols of faith while on the job. Marching through the downtown area of Québec's capital, protesters carried banners in favor of religious freedoms and against the proposed legislature, which seeks to secularize provincial Canadian society. "The CAQ's secularism bill is discriminatory and undermines the fundamental rights of religious minorities in Québec, particularly Muslim women wearing the hijab," said Adil Charkaoui, coordinator of the Collectif Canadien Anti-Islamophobie, on the group's Facebook event page.