May 21, 2012
Following the adoption of legislation by the government of Quebec to roll back civil liberties and prevent students from protesting against tuition hikes, Montreal experienced two nights of violence over the weekend. Three hundred people were arrested on Sunday night.
Although the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec and the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec plan to challenge the draconian law this week in court, its implementation by the National Assembly Friday night reveals that the Quebec government is determined to shut down protest over severe tuition increases.
“This is much larger than just tuition fees, this law attacks our freedom and the foundation of our society,” said Marc Antoine Cloutier. More than 150,000 people have signed a petition opposing the new police state legislation.
“We have serious concerns about this bill and the bill infringes many of the fundamental rights of our citizens,” added Louis Masson, Bâtonnier of the Bar.
The law state that demonstrators must inform the police at least eight hours in advance when protests are larger than fifty people. The police are to be notified of the time, location and duration of all protests. Student associations not “employing appropriate means to induce” their members to comply with the law are guilty of violating the law and fines range from $1,000 for individuals to $125,000 for student associations, writes Andy Radia.
Montreal’s Bill 78 arrived on the same day as Russia’s anti-protest bill was introduced.
In order to discredit the massive demonstrations over the weekend, the usual “black-clad” suspects emerged and engaged in violence with police.
“Black-clad protesters were seen ripping large pieces of cement out of the roadway and throwing them at police,” the Montreal Gazette reported on Sunday. Police then used percussion bombs and CS gas against the protesters.
Last year it was discovered that agents provocateurs posing as black-clad anarchists gave police an excuse to engage in violence against non-violent protesters during the 2010 G20 held in Toronto.
According to G8/G20 summit documents, the RCMP dispatched agents to infiltrate the ranks of anti-war, anti-globalization and anarchist groups. In 2007, Canadian cops were caught red-handed posing as anarchists during a North American Union summit in Montebello, Quebec.
Montreal’s legislation aimed at eliminating protest is only the latest example of how far the state will go when the people challenge its authority. Over the weekend, the Montreal police gave a glimpse of things to come if citizens continue to resist the authority of the state – CS gas and percussion bombs.
If the people persist and violate the law, the next step will be introduced – rubber bullets, which ultimately leads to live ammo, as it did at Kent State and Jackson State University in 1970.
States of emergency and martial law provide all the justification the state needs to violently quell dissent, especially when it endangers the state’s grasp on power. Montreal is near the point of imposing a full-blown police state as the globalists unfold their plan to destroy national economies and force humanity into another era of feudalism.
Tuition is the target today. Tomorrow it will be food and other necessities.
Black-clad anarchists start a fire, providing police with an excuse to charge non-violent protesters.