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John Macdonald toppled in Montreal   Dare you - Canada

Started 30-Aug by Gonghis (GonghisKhan); 145 views.

So far no arrests have been made, according to Canadian broadcaster CBC.

Canada statue of John A Macdonald toppled by activists in Montreal

Activists in Montreal have pulled down a statue of Canada's first prime minister Sir John A Macdonald, who was linked to cruel policies that killed many indigenous people in the late 19th Century. Video captured the moment the statue's head flew off and bounced on the pavement nearby. Quebec's head of government condemned it as "unacceptable". Macdonald was prime minister of Canada for 19 years in the 1860s-1890s and is remembered for his nation-building policies but he also created the residential schools system.

For more than a century the system forcibly removed at least 150,000 indigenous children from their homes and sent them to state-funded boarding schools. Many children were abused and some died, and they were were forbidden from speaking their own language or practising their culture.

A government report in 2015 called the practice "cultural genocide".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53963665

japanese_goblin

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maple_leaf Quebec Premier François Legault wrote on Twitter, "whatever one might think of John A. MacDonald, destroying a monument in this way is unacceptable. We must fight racism, but destroying parts of our history is not the solution. Vandalism has no place in our democracy and the statue must be restored."

Schang0

From: Schang0

31-Aug

So far no arrests have been made, according to Canadian broadcaster CBC.

The cowardly police 'force' just stood there and did nothing!!

Just imagine by default a conservative group would have done this...

THEY WOULD ALL BE JAILED! 

Please -- Canadian wake up! chicken

japanese_goblin The police standing by and doing nothing is totally shocking!

MelanGEE

From: MelanGEE

12-Sep

scream Wère these idiots later on arrested or not?!?

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