WATCH: Montreal youth separatist movement burns Canadian flag during 1970 FLQ commemoration

On Friday night, a handful of protestors identifying with the group “Mouvement des Jeunes Séparatistes” (youth separatist movement) held a protest to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1970 October crisis.

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The terrorist organization FLQ (Front de Libération du Québec, or Québec Liberation Front) abducted British Diplomat James Cross from his home on October 5th, 1970. 

Three days later, on October 8th, the FLQ distributed its manifesto for all Quebec media outlets to broadcast. In essence, through Marxist undertones, the FLQ demanded the immediate independence of Quebec. 

On October 10th, the FLQ kidnapped Pierre Laporte, the Deputy Premier of Quebec as he was playing ball with his children outside his home.

Seven days later, the FLQ announced that Laporte, a loving father, was executed by the terrorists. 

British Diplomat Richard Cross was ultimately released on December 3rd, nearly two months following his kidnapping. 

There has been a movement among Quebec’s left-wing politicians and media institutions to rehabilitate the FLQ terrorists image. 

A documentary about Laporte’s murderer titled “Les Rose”, directed by the murderer’s son, attempts to rehabilitate Paul Rose as a class-war hero. 

The MP Catherine Dorion from the socialist party Quebec Solidaire even attended the documentary launch and held her fist in the air, a gesture showing support for Paul Rose, the FLQ murder of Laporte. 

The protestors who seemed to celebrate rather than commemorate the October crisis burned the flag of Canada while chanting: “anti, anti, anti-colonialism”.

The original video was found on the Facebook page Langue de Bois which appears to be sympathetic to the FLQ’s cause. 

The page also posted interviews with all leadership candidates to the Parti Quebecois’ recent race.

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