March 27, 2015

WATCH: Quebec cop shoots teargas canister directly into female protester's face

Rebel Staff

Video of a Quebec cop firing a teargas canister into the face of a protester has gone viral.

The video was shot at Quebec's National Assembly on Thursday where protesters approached a line of cops.

You can see protesters get physical with police and attempt to push cops back at around the 46-second mark.

At the 58-second mark, an 18-year-old woman can be seen taking a teargas canister to the face.

She has been identified as Naomie Trudeau-Tremblay.

The woman says she will be pressing charges.

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commented 2015-03-30 11:30:01 -0400
I have no problem with protesting, however once you engage the police physically then be prepared to suffer the consequences.
commented 2015-03-29 18:21:39 -0400
The video has been removed by the user. Probably for evidence. I will have to search for a good copy as I have seen videos that have been cut and otherwise tampered with to falsify and eliminate direct evidence. I’ll bet I’m not alone in that complaint.
How long after the push to the face shot. Think of dropping a ping pong on a table and how many times it hits the table starting from the girls push to the shot. More then 2 drops is decisive and he knew what he was doing when he did it. Two or less is instinct reaction. Dyed paintballs would secure identification of anyone in the crowed for days and everyone would know that saw him/her.
There are better ways to secure unruly demonstrators and out of control crowds. Why are they not using them?
commented 2015-03-29 13:46:30 -0400
The police shouldn’t have allowed the violent protestors to assault them,in my opinion. Modern weapons should have been deployed to control them. As for shooting one of the protestors with anything, let’s let it all play out in court. The police may deploy any measures including lethal ones in order to control people in Canada. So, I don’t see there being a case here. Perhaps if measures were deployed earlier, the self-entitled student wouldn’t have been shot directly in the face by the officer. But, it seems nobody died. All violent protestors should have been arrested and charged. I hope that there is a more complete video that will aid in prosecuting the violent protestors.
commented 2015-03-29 09:15:24 -0400
Victim-hood is the the other side of Entitlement….a.k.a.SPOILED ROTTEN. This is the same attitude you will find at most protests where the people don’t even know why they are protesting…they just have too much money and too much time on their hands and are ALREADY suffering from TOTAL SELF-CENTREDNESS. Our Ontario schools are doing the same entitlement teaching as well…why do you think people ‘hate’ Harper?…because he is being careful with the nation’s financial system and keeping spending and bureaucracy down…balancing the budget as much as possible and refusing to get the nation into the deep, bottomless, financial hole that universal day care would be. He is governing with rationality, and for the good of all…not just the loudmouth special interest groups. Considering the impossibility of running businesses here with hydro out-of-control costs and unions making wages so high that companies are leaving in droves…and taking jobs with them…we are in no position to take anti-austerity seriously. The irony is that Ontario and Quebec have become the most ‘have-not’ provinces because of this entitlement teaching.

Despite the increasing lack of a financial engine (manufacturing and other businesses) to help pay for all the benefits these fools want, these people are still saying we want more when there is so much less to give. You can’t take something from nothing. these people are Communist sympathisers but their system is a dead end street when business is gone. It depends on a sleek and successful manufacturing base that is now gone from much of Canada.

But they keep bleating "We want more, more,more …waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…..gimme…gimme…adult temper tantrums…someone has to bring them to their senses…While the jobs are going they want more money spent on them. They are our prima-donnas! It is irrational and greedy. Makes me sick to think these are the beneficiaries of the hard-earned wealth of middle class Canadians who are forced to support arrogant self-entitled people. Socialism has gone too far with this anti-austerity garbage…Since when did austerity become a bad word? What we really need is NATIONAL AUSTERITY AND NEW MANUFACTURING and a renewed Harper majority. to keep our ship afloat.
commented 2015-03-29 02:19:01 -0400
Wayne Allen you are absolutely right . In the Francophone school system in New Brunswick , the french school system brain washes the students the exact same way ( many teachers in the New Brunswick french school system are Quebecois ) They are creating social upheaval with french propaganda and victim hood . The french will be the death and bankruptcy of this country .
commented 2015-03-29 00:05:06 -0400
In reply to Jake Carson, I would like to say that these kids are the victims of too much so called education. In Quebec teachers are usually separatists and get an anti-Canada line all the way through elementary and secondary school. They are repeatedly told that they have been “exploited” by the “English”. They are told that have “rights” because they were "here first’ and that other people do not have “rights”. In Quebec schools English language classes are usually taught by dummies who can’t speak English and who can’t teach anything else so that English classes end up as playtime. The history curriculum tends to be a fanciful tale of injustice and suffering which is mostly fiction. No “federalist” provincial government has ever made any attempt to change any of this. In post secondary education they get the progressive, communist and socialist professors who dump on our entire economic system and stress the injustices in our society which are in reality a lot less than in many other societies. The result is that the most heavily subsidized students in Canada with the lowest tuition have the most discontent and complaints. Jake, you are lucky that you didn’t go on to higher education, most of which is now a waste of time and is counter-productive.
commented 2015-03-28 23:55:13 -0400
That is the word Jake, disturbing. It really is.
The generation becoming adults in the 60’s seems to have set a tone. Some of the children and grandchildren of that generation have no respect for law and order. The only alternative to no law enforcement is chaos. These kids are either too stupid/naive or seriously skewed to realize it. They feel entitled, think it is their right to have no respect. They demand because they want what they want, when they want it. It is a liberal ailment. No attention to cause and effect.
I think the officer in this situation would have been better advised to aim that tear gas UP as opposed to directly into a crowd of people in such close proximity. Clearly not a peaceful protest though. Those kids don’t seem to understand the definition.
I agree with Ashley that cops need to be more consistent.
To the issue of tuition which is why they are protesting, Quebec students pay the lowest tuition fees in the country. I wish they would concentrate on making more intelligent course choices. Ones that wouldn’t accommodate /tolerate missed class time for protests. If they were serious about obtaining a diploma for a truly useful career, to enhance the society in which they want to live, they wouldn’t be out getting gassed, (they would probably be in community college). Their protest is not intelligent, helpful or logical in the first place.
commented 2015-03-28 16:30:26 -0400
The comments here are reassuring, but the comments below the same video on you tube are disturbing to say the least. “These police are part of Harper’s dictatorship”— “this is how Zionist western governments treat they’re detractor’s” - “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable” -" i See Canada Pigs Been Taking Lessons from the Americans Who in turn Get Their Training from Israel " — "Death of democracy in the West! Where freedom of speech and public assembly is no longer tolerated or allowed "
These are a few quotes I copied from a couple different spots where this same vid is posted, there seems to be an anger, and hatred for they’re own country ( Canada ) from these 20 something university kids that I don’t get. Canada is the greatest country in the world, and were a long way from an evil dictatorship, I really don’t understand ? But then again I’m just an un-educated stump (iron worker) that managed to build up my own business, own a home, and raise a family, (with hard work, and dedication) Something seems to be missing with these kids, and I wonder if when your raised not to believe in anything, if it makes it easier to fall for anything, I don’t know.
Anyway thats the end of my rant, thanks to the Rebel I know there’s still some people out there with some common sense, hopefully were not out numbered yet !
commented 2015-03-28 16:08:52 -0400
Way to go cops. That’s what I call a feel good video.
commented 2015-03-28 14:41:16 -0400
A tear gas cansiter was not fired directly into her face.

That was a dispersal munition, that does not fire the canister. The canister remains inside the weapon.

What came out of the weapon was gaseous tear gas and apparently, she may have been struck by the plastic cap from the canister.

If you don’t want to get gassed don’t approach a line of cops while chanting ( translation) a ’ good cop is a dead cop.’
commented 2015-03-28 11:21:28 -0400
i’m a Big fan of the Police. Unfortunately the video was removed.
Cops are being emasculated by the Left wing whiners.
commented 2015-03-28 09:09:52 -0400
I’m with the police here, absolutely. As far as I’m concerned, the protesters should be thankful that they were lowed to go as far as they did. I think a couple of truck mounted water cannons would have been effective here as well. Why can’t people just show one little ounce of respect for the law? And, just to add to the protest in general…if it’s free tuition they’re after, I sure hope it doesn’t come out of MY tax dollars.
commented 2015-03-28 01:31:24 -0400
Good for the Mntreal Police; wish we had them instead of the mild R
commented 2015-03-28 00:52:53 -0400
These are students protesting tuition and government austerity. Most want tuition reduced or ended, and for government (taxpayer) subsidised living expenses while in CEGEP (pre-university) and university.

The protests become violent, usually. Its a temper tantrum by adolescents and professional students. When the violence comes back to them, suddenly they are simply innocent parties. They have yet to understand that democracy ends once they use violence and then it is authority by strength.

From the video it appears that she had gone after the officer and he responded by firing the weapon in his hand. She is lucky: if it had been a rubber bullet or bean bag slug she would be in much worse shape.
commented 2015-03-27 23:31:59 -0400
Police need to be consistent in every protest where people step over the line. once you go from peaceful protesters to anarchists, arrests need to be made in every single case. The problem is that police are not consistent and people take that inconsistency for weakness. Step over the line get arrested every single time. It won’t take long for people to once again respect that line.
commented 2015-03-27 23:18:20 -0400
Video removed by user. That bad?
commented 2015-03-27 23:02:24 -0400

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commented 2015-03-27 22:44:37 -0400
This was a justified response in my eyes. I’ve worked security before and whilst this is a much bigger situation than a tense bar, the response is very much the same. If the crowd is attempting to circumvent your authority, you are entitled to take whatever steps are necessary to get things under control, short of lethal measures. These protesters crossed the line when they challenged the police. Good work to the police for their actions.
commented 2015-03-27 22:16:28 -0400
Wow. That kind of restraint is admirable when you’re under threat. Good on the police. Next time though they have my full support in exercising an “educational opportunity” by first gassing, then arresting, then charging EVERY aggressive person there.
Political correctness has replaced common decency and respect.
commented 2015-03-27 21:35:49 -0400
Good for the Police. Was there not a law put into effect at the time of the student riots in Montreal that protesters were not to cover their face or was it just for protests in Montreal? It seems to me some of those protesters had their face mostly covered.
commented 2015-03-27 21:04:19 -0400
why do these protesters feel they can push the police around? make your bed you lie in it.
commented 2015-03-27 20:44:38 -0400
What is it about “peaceful protest” that some protesters cannot get through their think skulls?

Please, feel free to protest whatever you like, but keep the violence out of it or you will be put back in your place.

Protesters who like violence should go protest in that manner in other parts of the world and they will quickly see just how much leeway they get here in Canada and then they will long to come back to Canada to protest … should they live through it.
commented 2015-03-27 20:25:51 -0400
You get what you get when you push the police around. They will and I mean will push back!!!!! She is lucky that it was only tear gas. In some foreign countries it would have been much worse. She should count herself lucky she lives in Canada.
commented 2015-03-27 20:25:10 -0400
If you’re going to taunt the police & get in their face, then be prepared for what can happen. Here they are protesting & the police are not interfering but the protesters pushed their luck a little too far, many of whom have no idea what’s it all about but are like a bunch of sheep & follow the crowd. Well, you start attacking the police for no reason then too bad, so sad.
commented 2015-03-27 20:22:17 -0400
Good for the police. Someone has to teach them a thing or two.
I think most Canadians don’t want this kind of protesting in our great Country. These ungrateful youth should know what it’s like to live in a 3rd world country. Unfortunately, they’ve been led to believe they are owed everything for free. I blame academia. Most profs are left of left social troublemakers who brainwash our youth in that direction. They may be intelligent but they live in an unreal world of tenure.
commented 2015-03-27 19:55:46 -0400
I agree with majority of commenters, they deserve what they got. I hope the gal is unsuccessful in her efforts to go after the police, but I fear she might succeed. And this is from a victim of police abuse!!
commented 2015-03-27 19:55:12 -0400
I don’t know what the protest was about, but those protesters didn’t seem like very nice people to me. Maybe I’m just being judgmental, maybe they just feel “excluded” and need a hug. But mean ol’ intolerant conservative me, I don’t think I’ll be having them over for dinner anytime soon.
commented 2015-03-27 19:52:15 -0400
Good job cops!
Hey protesters, there is a way to protest without crossing police lines!
Respect Law and order!!