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Response to earthbone (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:06 AM

4. The gunman was heard saying "The English are waking up" as he was hauled away.

 

It's not the first time there has been political violence in Quebec. In the 1970s Canadian soldiers were deployed because of a spate of terrorism by a group demanding independence from Canada. In 1970, the militant FLQ demanded "total independence" from Canada. Its members kidnapped and killed Quebec's labor minister and later abducted, then freed, a British diplomat.

The subsequent "October Crisis" was considered one of the darkest periods in modern Canadian history. Canadian troops patrolled the streets of Quebec and jailed alleged FLQ sympathizers, most of whom were later found innocent of having any FLQ ties.

http://news.yahoo.com/gunman-kills-1-rally-quebec-premier-060908664.html


It's called a crackdown and there was a lot of abuse heaped on those even SUGGESTING independence.

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