This is horrible. A video has been circulating on the internet of a group of masked individuals vandalising the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) last night. While my colleague Niall may have written about the upside of demonstrations, there is nothing pretty in this video. This is the other side of things that people don’t get to see that often.
They’re wearing masks, so it’s difficult to identify the perpetrators, but they’re all dressed the same, some serious Black Bloc tactics, there. They were all sporting red squares, too, so you know they’re anti-austerity protesters. They’re an embarrassment to the movement!
Damn ruffians if you ask me. They don’t even know what they’re fighting for. Their peers told them to break something, so they break it. And the worst part is, my tax dollars, all of our tax dollars, are paying for it!
Have a look at this video an tell me that the first word that pops into your head isn’t SHAMEFUL:
* Satire inspired by/lifted from Shayne Gryn’s Facebook feed with permission. Broken window courtesy of the SPVM and Denis Coderre, without permission.