The parents of children in a much-shared photograph of niqab-wearing daycare teachers say the outrage surrounding the photo is rooted in fear and ignorance, and they demand that Quebecers stop physically attacking and insulting people who are different.

The photo popped up last week after being taken on Nov. 15, 2013 during the lunch hour at the corner of Verdun St. and Richard St. in Montreal's borough of Verdun.

Following a social media uproar one of Quebec's best-known radio hosts, Benoit Dutrizac, interviewed the photographer who said she was shocked when she spotted the women walking the children across the street.

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