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Anarchopanda takes pandaction against bylaw P-6

04/14/2013 05:10 EDT | Updated 06/14/2013 05:12 EDT
Anarchopanda, the Montreal student protest mascot, has launched a fundraising campaign to fight a controversial bylaw that bans masks during protests and requires demonstrators to submit an advanced itinerary to police.

The campaign, dubbed “Pandaction,” has raised $11,492 so far through the popular crowdfunding website Indiegogo.

Last week, police confiscated Anarchopanda's head for several days under bylaw P-6.

According to the Pandaction campaign website, the money will be used to help fight against bylaw P-6 and the application of a secion of the Quebec Highway Safety Code, which some protesters believe has been misused in order to put an end to the demonstrations.

The funds raised will be put towards fighting tickets handed out during protests, as well as legal challenges against the bylaw and an application of the Quebec Highway Safety Code.

“Anarchopanda hopes not only to be able to finance the defence of those who have already undergone this type of legal and financial repression, but also the defence of any who might undergo it in the near future,” says a statement on the campaign website.

The student protest mascot also pledges to protect the anonymity of any donors.

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