reply to post by D1ss1dent
200 thousand protesters? You ought to check your facts, do you have any proof of such a massive protest?
This thread is making Canadians look silly. I'm from Toronto and support what the students are doing but the people commenting on this thread are
incorrect about some facts. For one, summer has not begun yet, I know its hot guys but it is spring.
•Any demonstration including 25 or more people would need to submit its route, location, time, date and duration to police at least eight hours in
advance for approval. Police would be allowed to order modifications to the protest.
•Protest organizers, as well as any student association or federation of associations that participate in a demonstration, are accountable for the
actions of all participants in the demonstration, under threat of fine.
•All protests that may hinder access to classes, whether directly or indirectly, are not allowed within 50 metres of the grounds of any teaching
establishment. All protests within schools that hinder access to classes, stops the resumption or continuation of classes are also banned.
Both the Montreal by-law and Bill 78 are to come into effect on Saturday, May 19. There have been nightly rallies in Montreal for 24 consecutive
nights. Another massive rally is scheduled for May 22 (which will mark the 100th day of the strike).
These are just some of the provisions of Anti Protest Law Bill 78. These are ridiculous and only will be used in the future to prevent any civil
disobedience if we don't nip it in the butt now and stand up for our rights as citizens.
I see this, as well as other recent "protests" around the world as being very significant in terms of the future of public assembly in this free
country (Canada). (countries:America). I am Canadian but consider myself part of America because we are the little brother and will follow our big Bro
(Merika) wherever he goes, supporting whatever decision he makes.
Take heed to this Americans.