Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) –
We should be very concerned about the conduct of the Montreal police officers who watched idly firefighters invade and destroy the city hall of Montreal along with other municipal employees forcing Mayor Denis Coderre to take refuge in his office and lock the doors.
During these events, the police on site looked on with a smile and some even welcomed a handshake protesters… These same policemen who hit on student protesters with combat suits today do nothing against their municipal colleagues.
We live in a society with at least two weights, two measures!
To add to the debate, the same police want to ask 7% salary increase in 2015…
The actions of the Montreal police who supported their firefighters and other municipal employees colleagues by not intervening in the sacking of the town hall are particularly dangerous and can compare to the situation of Ferguson Missouri. It suffices of a single isolated event to totally explode the situation and cause a mass movement. There would be dozens of deaths daily by police shooting in the United States but the one of the young black in Ferguson sparked a revolt that could spread across the country.
Montreal police have made many gestures deemed unworthy by the population, but it has always been tolerated especially the police violence against student protesters. But the devastation of the city hall of Montreal is the event that reduces to zero the police credibility and create a total loss of confidence in them. This event is the one who gets hit the pot as in Tom Wolfe’s novel THE BONFIRE OF VANITIES…
Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 : Montreal Police;
Photo 6: Protesters Ferguson Missouri;
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