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Tue Dec 6, 2016, 10:42 PM Dec 2016

Outrage as 'lock her up' chant hits Canada

Last edited Tue Dec 6, 2016, 11:57 PM - Edit history (1)

Canadian politicians have expressed outrage after protesters at a political rally chanted "lock her up" about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

Protesters erupted into jeers at a rally against a carbon tax, hosted by the right-wing Rebel media group.

"Lock her up" was frequently chanted by Donald Trump supporters in reference to Hillary Clinton during the US election.

Mrs Clinton was under FBI investigation over her emails but Ms Notley has not faced any criminal probe.

But the New Democratic Party leader has been subject to threats of violence since her election in 2015.

The crowds began shouting the phrase outside the province's legislature on Saturday at a rally over the provincial government's planned carbon tax.

The rally was organised by Rebel Media, an online news and right-wing opinion outlet.

Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander, who was criticising Ms Notley in a speech when the shouting began, said he was "shocked" and mortified" by the chant.


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(64,527 posts)
2. this is like a cancer
Tue Dec 6, 2016, 10:46 PM
Dec 2016

that is spreading fucking trump, this man/child is going to do some deep damage to humanity.


(2,072 posts)
4. With regards to Hillary Clinton, "lock her up" was never a reaction to perceived corruption
Tue Dec 6, 2016, 10:56 PM
Dec 2016

(that was just cover). The chant simply means punish a woman who has overstepped her social station. It seems the Canadian audience gets the abstraction. "Make America great again" is code for let's go back to a time when women and minorities were sidelined and punish those that had the temerity to say otherwise. It dovetails nicely.



(34,582 posts)
6. I have to ask because I am seeing it a lot lately
Tue Dec 6, 2016, 11:16 PM
Dec 2016

What is up with the duplicate paragraphs? Four of the paragraphs are duplicated.

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