Pictures of the Montreal “student protests” are worth a few thousand words

- June 11th, 2012
Montreal protesters June 10 Hitler salute

"We're not radicals!" Student "protesters" showing their commie red squares and Nazi salutes are still protesting tuition increases. AFP PHOTO / STEEVE DUGUAY

Montreal protestors jun 10 2012

Nothing says I'm upset about tuition rate increases quite like putting a garbage can through an office window. AFP PHOTO / STEEVE DUGUAY

Montreal protesters June 10 Hitler salute 2

More Nazi salutes from the little radicals. AFP PHOTO/STEEVE DUGUAY

Student protests Montreal JUne 11 2012

This guy in a hammer and sickle t-shirt is out protesting International Economic Forum of the Americas. I'm sure he's telling the cops all about the wonders of free tuition and collective farms.AFP PHOTO/ROGERIO BARBOSA

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40 comments

  1. Rick says:

    This is all making me think Quebec independence wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Not only would we be rid of half of the cretins in the NDP caucus, but we could save the huge transfer payments that subsidize the spoiled brats in Quebec.

  2. Vardit says:

    If they want something free, how about the govt. making sure they each get a one way ticket to North Korea? FREE
    I used to think garbage meant well, you know, garbage – dirty papers etc. It can now be defined towards some people.

  3. Étudiants radicaux de Montréal rend hommage à Adrien Arcand

  4. Dallas says:

    Love that hammer and sickle – it’s “radical chic” these days, no mention of the 70 million corpses in the wake of that symbol. That would dampen the feel-good of la revolucion, no matter, the facts are invisible to the brainwashed.

  5. me says:

    how about those pictures with cops pulling women by the hair and pushing tourist trying to cross the street?

  6. Ingo says:

    Comrades, “My feelings – as usual – we will slaughter them all” Bagdhad Bob

  7. ciberlo says:

    police are interested..as a matter of fact ,,did you know they refused to enforce the anti-mob and occupy law? their union bosses would not approve.

  8. Jen says:

    These nazi saluters if ever they have to see the ‘gas chambers where innocent jews and for that matter innocent germans were sentenced to, those nazi saluters would run for their lives. Nothing is more shocking and nauseatingthan to smell the fumes of death from the ‘GAS CHAMBERS’.

  9. Eduard Khil says:

    Question: Why would the radical communists do Nazi salutes? Nazism and its fascist ideology are the anti-thesis of communism, as seen by the varying conflicts in between the two parties both during and before the creation of Nazi Germany. It just seems to me like a big non-sequitir.

  10. Caroline reeves says:

    The protesters make the Nazi salute WHEN THEY WALK NEAR THE POLICE GROUPS as a criticism towards the ways some police acts !!!!!
    How can you people think Quebec students rise the hands as NeoNaZis?!!
    This is second degree sarcasm.
    More infos: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Montreal+police+accused+political+profiling/6765681/story.html

  11. Mara says:

    you’re taking these photos out of their context. classic propaganda trick!!! yup, the students might be radical in their vision about how our society could and should work, but in no way they are fanatics. the ‘nazi salute’ is actually a critique to how quebec has an increasing flavour of a fascist, police state. there are rioters among protesters indeed, but many more are peaceful protesters. these people have the courage to stand up for what truly drives progress: accessible higher education and the hope to use this education for the benefit of the society. what is wrong in trying to reform the education system?

  12. Chrystian says:

    Contexte et explications: j’ai participé à plusieurs manifestations et les manifestants adressent ce salut hitlérien aux policiers lorsque ceux-ci se font trop présents et provocateurs. Il faut y voir du sarcasme. En faisant cette boutade, les étudiants critiquent le virage autoritaire inquiétant que prend le Qc depuis le début du conflit étudiant. C’est aussi une critique du SPVM comme policice politique et, plus largement, une critique de la brutalité policière. Il n’y a rien de plus contradictoire aux ideaux promus par les étudiants que le fascisme. Un bon journaliste vous aurait expliqué le contexte et le sens de ce geste.

  13. Brian Lilley says:

    Mara, if you think that the Charest government is really a “fascist, police state” then you need to learn what those words really mean.
    I have plenty of problems with Charest but his attempts to deal with violent protests which claim to be about tuition but are really about overthrowing democracy do not put him in the “fascist, police state” camp. Want to talk about government overstepping its bounds? Let’s talk Bill 101 and the whole language regime in Quebec. Let’s talk Quebec’s anti-business laws which severely restrict how stores and other businesses are operated all to favour the politically powerful unions.
    As for tuition being a driver of progress explain why Quebec has long had the lowest tuition in the country but lags the rest of the country economically? Don’t say that the social safety net brings happiness because Quebec has higher suicide rates than most of the country.
    This is about a bunch of radical leftists attempting to overthrow the decisions of the duly elected, even if inept, Charest government. And by the way, the Charest government is run like most things in Quebec, from the left so we have radical leftists trying to overthrow mild leftists and making Nazi salutes during their protest.
    Dumb move.

  14. Brian Lilley says:

    So Chrystian, you want a journalist that will praise and not criticize idiots that make Nazi salutes. Tough. This is not a joke, you are comparing police in Montreal to Nazis and the comparison is not a good one.
    As I told Mara, go and learn what those words and what those symbols mean.

  15. Alain says:

    Basically these so-called students riot when their demand that working Canadians pay for their tuition can only qualify as radical and ridiculous. It would do this pampered, spoiled lot good to experience what real oppression is like and which is common in non democratic regims.

  16. Bill Elder says:

    I’m hoping this lasts until winter – at that time of the year a stream from ariot coontrol fire hose really stings.

  17. Andrew says:

    Eduard Khil, learn about both and you will be surprised how much they have in common.
    Caroline Reeves, you no doubt have the explanation for that jerk breaking the glass door or the idiot wearing the “hammer and sickle” shirt. I am all ears to hear those.

  18. Mr. X says:

    The Nazi salutes were for the cops, accompanied by the chant “SSPVM! Police politique!” Since the cops took out some people’s eyes in earlier protests there has been a lot of unhappiness about them and also many hide their badge numbers and moreover the authorities have signalled a very repressive policy in general. They tried to keep them from the Crescent street area but the protesters ran circles around the police. That trash can in the window was not done by a student but behind the glass were some bigwigs whose cage was certainly rattled!

  19. kerala says:

    @Brian T’es comme un gars le nez collé sur l’arbre qui est prêt à juré haut et fort qu’il n’y a pas de forêt derrière ce même arbre. Prend du recul ton point de vue est totalement biaisé. Je te conseille de prendre une petite journée de repos et d’aller voir au niveau des medias étrangers comment eux décrivent la situation. Ça va te donner un choc…

  20. Thomas_L...... says:

    Oh yes! The fake Nazi salutes are right at home there with the fake student protest. They want to have a revolution in the best country in the world, in order to recreate a system that has failed miserably wherever it’s been attempted. If that isn’t the definition of ****ing stupid, I’m not sure what is.

  21. John P. says:

    Quebec students are attempting to portray the police intervention that occured Sunday, an intervention which saw a bunch of ‘freedom fighters’ with rocks and bottles in their backpacks arrested, along with their zits, near the Grand Prix site, placed on a bus and then released after 2 hours detention, as fascism-in-action.

    Gee, when I was a school-kid and carried rocks in my backpack, the Grey Sisters used to give me three…

    On my knees facing the corner of the classroom.

    Will Quebec separate?

    When you’ve the ability to hold an entire country hostage…all the while getting paid for doing so…what would be the point?

  22. reader says:

    I don`t care what the context it, using the Nazi salute is digusting and insulting to millions of pêople!

  23. Mark says:

    I propose a new law in Quebec; “a civics literacy test” as a prerequisite to protesting. That would be the end of the protests, guaranteed.

  24. Stephen Smith says:

    Where is Maurice Duplessis when they really need him. He’d have this whole schalmauzle cleared up in a day with time to spare.

  25. Lindsay says:

    These students are taking this way out of hand Nazi salutes REALLY!!!!… Quebec has the cheapest tuition fees and they all need to get OVER IT and accept it!!! They have become a terrorist group keeping people from enjoying their everyday lives! Selfish Brats!!!

  26. Jen says:

    How come Mulclair hasn’t said a word… I guess from his silence that he favours it but the goose(oilsands) that lays the golden egg (economy) is where he mouths his disapproval.
    Yet again why bother on all of this since Mulclair plans to ‘bail out Europe’.

  27. jimi says:

    I wonder why some peple think these young students are communist? They have their own right to portait their political views. If the drivers of metro or bus go on strike not many critisize them because they have strong union. I believe the student leaders should be even a part of the mp

  28. Daniel Ream says:

    Mark: May as well go the full Heinlein and restrict high school graduation to people who can pass History and Moral Philosophy.

  29. kandy says:

    context??? what context? they are using the nazi salute! in what context is that ok?? they should go to school and re learn their basic hight school level history. context…. what the hell……

  30. Tomasz Winnicki says:

    Hahahahahahaha… ohmigod… hahahahaha… that last picture of the intellectual commie lecturing the cops. LMAO!!! Just so totally hilarious. Made my day :)

    What does his t-shirt say under the hammer & sickle?

  31. Jamie MacMaster says:

    Quebec. Shrug….and a gallic shrug at that.

  32. Jen says:

    Those who trash and violate private businesses be the ones only to repay the owners for the damages. How? work two three four jobs you did the crime you pay for your crime.

  33. al chant says:

    These protesters have one thing right and only one thing…. If you look at National Socialist German over all Party (NAZI) and Communist modus operendis, symbols, who those regimes targeted (anyone but the elite) – and both threw dissidents, jews, catholics, christians, mentally handicapped, gypsies, etc into jails, ghettos, concentration camps, and finally death camps.. you note that on the political spectrum the NSDAP and Communist parties were remarkably similar… thus the complete hatred of each other as in… you are like me but not… so I hate you even more… but these protestors don’t even know the historical truth and reality of those two systems. Heaven forbid that they will be the “leaders” of tomorrow!?? I shudder to think. Free health care, free tuition and the grinding down degradation, control and terrorism of the state are what they really want?

  34. A says:

    This is coming from the same province that is fighting RIGHT NOW, to block the implementation of C-19, in an attempt to subvert the democratically elected will of the Canadian people. This un-democratic action, is overwhelmingly supported by the protesting students, yet somehow they consider their Nazi salutes, and Hammer & Sickle shirts to be acts of parody or satire, mocking the Charest government, all while gleefully demanding that the same government strip them of the one and only tool that might just help them resist a police state?

    Seriously!?

    And what’s worse, Quebec’s tuition is subsidized by taxpayers, just like most other Canadian provinces, which in effect means that the Quebec government must invariably steal the funds the citizens of Quebec. When you feel entittled to benefit from the labour of others, how will this insanity be accomplished if not through police-state powers?

    It takes a special kind of stupidity to swear up and down that you’re “anti-police state” while simultaneously demanding ever-expanding police-state powers for the appropriation of your lawfully earned property, and then in the same breath, positively leaping at the opportunity to bare your throat to government tax-collectors and gun-grabbers.

    Am I the only person who understands just how idiotic the irony is here?

    I think I’ll enquire about joining and donating to the Parti Quebecois, because the sooner Canada divorces its self from Quebec’s insanity, the better.

  35. Brian Rushfeldt says:

    could it be that QB will become for canada what Australia once was to England ? perhaps the protesters – many of whom now are criminals by their activites – including those from the Vancouver riots and all the Occupy camps could all move to QB.

  36. Kenzie-Anne says:

    it is never OK to use the Nazi salut. don’t even try and justify it by saying its being taken out of context. its just not ok to use it…EVER!

  37. I don’t care what context the Nazi salute was done it, it should never have been done. Perhaps before calling any province a fascist police state, they should experience one. My dad told me what it was like when he lived in East Germany and why he escaped it. He had the audacity of having an opinion and the wrong one and was FORCED into military service. It was that or starve. He couldn’t get into school or find work. No one would hire him, they weren’t permitted.

    So I ask these rioters, are they in fact living under such rules? Are they not permitted their say or are they entitled brats who want something for nothing and want the government to bend to THEIR will? The fact that they are even permitted to protest tells me they don’t live in a police state of any kind. They’re just so used to the mommy coddling that now they want it from the government throughout their adult lives.

  38. BHCh says:

    Tomasz,

    The t-shirt says “CCCP” (USSR)

  39. Dr_nobody says:

    What I think a lot of the students fail to understand is that universities are NOT underfunded. I repeat: Universities in Canada are not underfunded. They seem underfunded because they waste something like 70% of their budgets on faculty, and many of those faculty are not worth what they are paid. I am speaking here about the 1970s deadwood PhDs who are at the top of the payscale, tenured, unionized, and are not required to RETIRE. Ever. Never ever. Know what teaching two 6 1-hour lectures a week for seven months a year gets you if you are a 65+ year old prof who hasn’t published a paper in decades? Try $150,000 plus full benefits and, and if s/he is over 65 throw on another 80% of their average income for the past 5 years as their PENSION. That’s tight. These bastards get their pension AND salary because they are tenured so the university can’t get rid of them. That’s where all the money goes, and these students are expected to pay for this bullshit. The solution to the problem with Canadian universities is not to pour more money into them. The solution is to bring back MANDATORY RETIREMENT and abolish FACULTY UNIONS.

  40. Dr_nobody says:

    What I think a lot of the students fail to understand is that universities are NOT underfunded. I repeat: Universities in Canada are not underfunded. They seem underfunded because they waste something like 70% of their budgets on faculty, and many of those faculty are not worth what they are paid. I am speaking here about the 1970s deadwood PhDs who are at the top of the payscale, tenured, unionized, and are not required to RETIRE. Ever. Never ever. Know what teaching two 6 1-hour lectures a week for seven months a year gets you if you are a 65+ year old prof who hasn’t published a paper in decades? Try $150,000 plus full benefits and, and if s/he is over 65 throw on another 80% of their average income for the past 5 years as their PENSION. That’s tight. These bastards get their pension AND salary because they are tenured so the university can’t get rid of them. That’s where all the money goes, and these students are expected to pay for this bullshit. The solution to the problem with Canadian universities is not to pour more money into them. The solution is to bring back MANDATORY RETIREMENT and abolish FACULTY UNIONS.

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