I have been away from Montreal for the last few days. Just as well. I am ashamed of what is going on in the city where I live. Apparently as well as wanting free tuition, the student radicals wish to destroy the economy of the city and province. Though I must admit I oppose subsidies for the F1 race as well. So it seems the students and their marxist allies will destroy Montreal's tourist industry. Wonder how many of these thugs are going to have a summer job or a job ever? I of course agree with Jacques Villeneuve. He of course is now getting death threats from those students who support protest and free speech.
Montreal police have arrested more than two dozen protesters for trying to disrupt the Canadian Grand Prix parties.
Police say of the 28 people who were arrested Saturday night, 16 will be facing criminal charges, which could include assault, assault with a weapon, assault against a police officer, uttering threats and vandalism.
Much of the confrontation centred on Crescent Street, where riot police lined up to prevent protesters from advancing. Police used tear gas and pepper spray during an altercation that culminated in several arrests during the third consecutive day of Grand Prix festivities.
At least four police vehicles were vandalized and at least one business had its windows broken.