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Tweets are saying Québec Solidaire’s Amir Khadir has been arrested while demonstrating in Quebec City. Photo.
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A corrupt government typically arrests all its opponents eventually. I wonder what the Charest mafia will do next? What private-public partnership will they sign with leg-breakers?
Qatzelok, to use an expression that Kate employed with me recently, put a sock it in. You are not in Syria. You are not in North Korea. You are not in Belarus. Hell, you’re not even in Sicily. So stop carrying on as if you’re the Last Honest Man standing up against a government that disappears its opponents. Yes, there are problems in Quebec with corruption and organized crime but you seem to want to convince yourself that Don Corleone is the puppet master behind the sun rising in the morning. Go read a book or take a walk or get a massage and chill out.
I’m enjoying how the Charestists’ mode of attack now has retreated to ‘you are not in north korea’ and ‘shut up’
@Adam, I appreciate your view, but please don’t order people around on my blog.
I watched “The Trotsky” last night and found myself thinking about qatzelok all the way through.
I think its worth pointing out that he was arrested with hundreds of other people. One law for everybody is one of the foundations of our democracy. What I think is worth thinking about is why considers it more useful to run around the streets of Quebec City breaking traffic laws than to use his privilege to speak up in the National Assembly and the media. I guess he doesn’t have anything really that interesting to say.
Maybe it’s a sign that Quebec Politicians are not above the law *wink*
He’s subject to the law, just like everyone else. Of course, considering that he is notoriously discriminatory himself, maybe they will find him a nice cell mate and he will learn what discrimination is.
‘ Long live the emperor and king jean the charest . He is our protector of the realm. He can do wrong, let all those who speak ill or oppose him be crush’d beneath our boot. God is on our side. Justice is what our king decides and nothing else. We are loyal to Jean, to the end of our days. ‘
Hopefully Marois is next :-)
Like Martin Luther King, Ghandi and Mandela before him, I hope Khadir is able to overcome this oppressionist state and provide $325 for each poor student. Much like Rosa Parks, years from now this moment will be recognized as the turning point in our fight; boosting students to their rightful place at the top of the totem pole to rule over the land and provide all citizens with free iPads.
PS – Adam…don’t feed the trolls
He gets a $494 fine for blocking traffic while combating the oppressive murdering PLQ regime. What’s next Amir? Not returning library books? Letting your dog poop on the sidewalk?
Is the blocking traffic fine the result of declaring a peaceful march illegal? – declared illegal arbitrarily because of Law 78?
I’m hyperboling but imagine how much money the province could recoup if they decided to fine the construction companies for causing traffic – $$$$ for every orange cone, every lane closure & detour – the cars must flow! And since street festivals also cause road closures fine all festival goes this summer too, we’ll be rich! Declare anything illegal arbitrarily, no one is safe!
Nah, he’ll go back to protesting against a store in his own riding. Because all the tax money he lives off of comes from the magic tree.
Public school system is a COMMUNIST TROJAN HORSE!!! Those kindergartners have been freeloading off our TAX MONEY for wayyy too long. Let them pay their own way through school dammit! You know, in Pakistan, kids WORK and PAY THEIR OWN WAY through life!! I am an island! Kids should pay their own way JUST LIKE THE REST OF US.
@marco – “Oppressive murdering PLQ regime”? Gee, aren’t we good at exaggeration. You want to see what oppressive and murdering regimes are… buy a plain ticket to Syria.
Sorry, I’ve been looking at too many #GGI tweets.
Hey Adam, while I realize I “don’t live in Syria,” I also realize that global capitalism is global, and that global capitalists have no more use for my race than they do for others. I am not vain or ethnocentric enough to think that my tribe is “special” in the eyes of MONEY.
Let me just put this in context:
1) blocking the road in company of others, for repeat offenders: $3500-$10,500 (about triple if convicted of organizing it, up to $27,000) – Source: cbc.ca
2) killing somebody on the road with a motor vehicle by not paying attention: usually not even gets you arrested – Source: look in any quebec daily newspapers
il faut que ca roule …
@ Stefan, those fines are for Highways. Does Rene-Levesque qualify? I’m sure the Ville-marie tunnel does. The speed limits on Jacques-Cartier bridge are 50km – is that a highway?
but still ridiculous. & if highway codes can take priority, havn’t they had the power to declare any march illegal at any point, kettle and fine everyone?
Can we have the police issue jaywalking tickets when students who walk on the street, just to make this all seem that much more absurd?
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