An aggressive person briefly interrupted the memorial service at the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec (CCIQ) on Monday evening by verbally attacking Federal Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.
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This very sober evening organized under the sign of solidarity turned out to be a little less peaceful around 6:45 p.m. when the demonstrator wanted to express his position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The person shouted loudly that the Trudeau government representative was “involved in genocide” and that he had “blood on his hands.” The war is causing tensions across the planet and it is currently unknown whether its coup was planned. At first glance, this unconfirmed hypothesis seems to be the most plausible.
In front of an impassive and completely immobile minister, the masked man was escorted out by Boufeldja Benabdallah.
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The ceremony was able to continue normally, but a few minutes later the fight began again near the front door of the CCIQ, requiring the intervention of the few SPVQ police officers present.
Outside, at least four other police officers quickly subdued the young man to prevent the violence from escalating.
Perhaps for security reasons, Minister Duclos also left the site before the end of the ceremony. However, those around him contacted Le Journal and explained that his departure was unrelated to this incident.
“People are nervous. We can’t control everything,” summarized Boufeldja Benabdallah.
The person who vigorously demonstrated his opposition to the Canadian government received a disorderly conduct penalty. The SPVQ confirmed that its actions were not criminal in nature. According to him, he did not physically threaten the Minister of Public Services and Utilities. The authorities took him back and “released” him to his home.
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