Far-Right Activists Targeted a Vegan Cafe Assuming Antifa Were There - 2019-07-08
On July 4, three activists in matching white shirts posed for photos outside Cafe Frida, a vegan restaurant in the Quebec city of Trois-Rivières, and posted them to their personal Facebook pages with a message that said: "Three guardians of QUEBEC at the very heart of the antifascist neighborhood sadly no tifafa [antifa] present."
A separate post put up by the men shows posters on the cafe's exterior advertising an upcoming far-right rally in the city. The caption reads: "We went by that spot in Trois-Rivières. Sadly we didn't have the luck to meet any of you." The post also says the cafe would be offering free drinks during the rally, which is untrue, according to the cafe owner.
The men are or have previously been associated with anti-immigrant groups Storm Alliance and Soldiers of Odin. In another photo the men say they say they scared the non-existent Antifa away. VICE reached out to one of the men who posted the images on Facebook but did not receive a response.