A city hall news release refers to last year's riots in Montreal North as "difficult events." Photograph by: BENOIT PELOSSE, AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES, The Gazette
From The Montreal Gazette:
By pouring money into Montreal North, the Tremblay administration has pretty well told poor neighbourhoods what they need to do to get attention.
Attention and money go to the people who riot, not the ones who stay quiet. If it burns, it earns.
That was the inescapable conclusion to be drawn on the first anniversary this week of the riot in the borough officially known as Montréal-Nord that followed the fatal police shooting of Fredy Villanueva.
In fact, that was already evident in the days immediately after the riot, in which a police officer suffered a minor gunshot wound, five arrests were made, stores were looted, cars were burned, and other property was vandalized.
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My Comment: Hmmmm .... maybe I could convince my neighbours (who are seniors) that we should riot. Our community center needs a few million to be upgraded.