Teachers at Westmount High School took to the street Thursday to protest the incoming Coalition Avenir Québec's proposed religious neutrality laws, on the day the new government was officially sworn in.
The English Montreal School Board, which represents more than 70 schools and learning institutions, indicated that it supports the teachers' stance.
Premier François Legault has pledged to ban the wearing of religious symbols like kippahs or hijabs in Quebec for people in positions of authority, including police, judges and teachers.
Bearing placards reading, "We teach. We don't preach" and "Honk for Human Rights," about 40 of the school's nearly 60 educators stood on Ste-Catherine St. outside the school during the morning rush hour as passing motorists honked their support.