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A private member's bill set for debate Thursday in Ottawa would make it a crime to cover your face with a mask or other means during a riot.
The bill by Conservative MP Blake Richards was introduced in the House of Commons last month and is set to be debated for the first time. It seeks to amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to wear a mask, or otherwise disguise or conceal one’s identity during riots or unlawful assemblies.
Originally posted by randomname
what if the mask is a picture of your own face.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by brill
So, rioting is legal. Just don't wear a mask while doing it.
What ever happened to simple "protests"? I think that if i am frustrated enough to riot, I don't care about the law any more and will wear a mask if the notion hits me. And what will they do? Take a picture and hunt me down?
Originally posted by Vardoger
The big question is how do they determine what is and isn't a riot?
What happens when the police force uses kettling and other methods to promote a violent end? Soon hiding your face anytime may be illegal