Canada criminalizes masking

Posted on December 12, 2012

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A new Canadian law will punish masking more harshly than rioting.

The government wants us to mask up? Really? After decades of combative liberation movements by indigenous people, anarchists, and others successfully using masks to protect their identities while fighting back against the wealthy and their guard dogs, the Canadian government has passed a new law punishing the wearing of a mask during a riot or even any unlawful assembly can be sent to prison for up to ten years. After the riots at the G20 protests in Toronto, conspiracy nuts claimed that the slow police response was proof that the Black Bloc was doing the cops work. However, hundreds of Toronto residents participated spontaneously in the riots, and the police got dragged through the mud for how they handled it. Win for the Black Bloc, fail for the cops and the government. It’s what anarchists have always been saying, networks are stronger than hierarchies. The cops had their orders to defend the summit site, and the stupid robots could not even move a block to arrest rioters until they got orders from someone in a distant control room with no idea of the situation on the ground. The rioters, on the other hand, could move quickly and attack wherever the police were weak, making decisions in a matter of seconds and executing multiple strategies simultaneously. Since the State can’t keep up, they bring out their heavy artillery and pass a new law.

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