More pieces on a protest
Police have been accused of taping over their helmet numbers so they can’t be identified while quelling demonstrations – specifically, on Saturday night. This goes against the police code and is being internally investigated.
Businesses connected with tourism are on edge as news of the protests has made some nervous tourists change their plans. CTV speaks specifically about Grand Prix weekend – not next weekend, but the one after.
Jacques Parizeau is criticizing Jean Charest for letting the student crisis hang around unresolved as long as it has, but he also calls it the awakening of a generation. Seems Parizeau would like to have it formed into a new 1960s-style sovereignist movement – it’s inevitable that older folks will see new movements through an old lens, but it doesn’t move things forward.
Best read of the day is this piece from Ethan Cox on rabble.ca, where he asks basically for whom is this a crisis that has to be ended? “People who would be alone in their houses watching TV take to the streets and march with neighbours they never knew they had.”
Also: “If we, as a society, as a people, are to make a stand against the governments which cut taxes on the rich and corporations and then plead poverty as they dismantle our society, our communities, it will be here.”