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Canada lawmakers ban masks at protests
Posted By admin On November 1, 2012 @ 9:57 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
Nov 1, 2012
OTTAWA — Parliament passed a ban on wearing masks at riots that punishes violations with up to 10 years behind bars in a bid to crack down on radical groups.
The measure, adopted 153 to 126 on the Halloween holiday that sees revelers walk the streets in masks and costumed, aims to target the “growing threat” of vandalism and violence, said Parliamentarian Blake Richards, who sponsored the bill.
Lawmakers are especially targeting the Black Bloc anarchist group, whose members dress in black, their faces hidden by glasses, scarves and hoods.
They have sometimes showed violence during massive student protests against plans to raise university tuition costs in Quebec.
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