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Canadian Government Moves to Outlaw Masks at Demos

Posted By admin On May 7, 2012 @ 8:37 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Kurt Nimmo
May 7, 2012

It may soon be a crime to wear a mask in Canada. The Harper government supports a bill proposed by Conservative backbencher Blake Richards that would slam protesters in prison for five years if they wear a mask during a demonstration.

Canadian Government Moves to Outlaw Masks at Demos Vendetta mask becomes Occupy symbol 5NI98MK x largeThe legislation is supported by the Conservative majority and will likely become law.

Richards said the bill will give the police more power to prevent property damage. “I think it strengthens the right for peaceful protest. It’s only when individuals engage in criminal activity or become violent where this law would apply.”

It will also allow the police to more easily photograph demonstrators and identify and target them.

Richards’ bill follows a tuition hike protest in Montreal that turned violent last month. A student federation said the riot was caused by the police [1] after they “quickly and brutally” intervened in the protest. The police said they were responding to vandals attacking the Montreal Convention Center.

Canadian police have a documented history [2] of inserting agents provocateurs in demonstrations and then using their behavior as an excuse to attack non-violent protesters. In 2007, police “anarchists” were caught staging violence in Montebello [3] during a NAFTA summit.


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[1] caused by the police: http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/20/protest-at-kenney-immigration-speech

[2] documented history: http://boingboing.net/2010/06/28/canadian-cops-histor.html

[3] staging violence in Montebello: http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/spp_montebello_police_accused_using_aegnt_provocateurs.htm

[4] New Law: Protesters Face 10 Years In Prison for Wearing Masks in Canada: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-law-protesters-face-10-years-in-prison-for-wearing-masks-in-canada.html

[5] Illinois Moves to Outlaw Modern Firearms and Criminalize Owners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/illinois-moves-to-outlaw-modern-firearms-and-criminalize-owners.html

[6] Spain Seeks To Outlaw Filming Cops: http://www.prisonplanet.com/spain-seeks-to-outlaw-filming-cops.html

[7] Deaths reported as demos held in Syrian cities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/deaths-reported-as-demos-held-in-syrian-cities.html

[8] Syrian Forces ‘Kill 20′ As Demos Continue: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-forces-kill-20-as-demos-continue.html

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