A crazed man, wielding a Kalashnikov-type assault rifle tried to force his way thru the artist entrance of the Metropolis theater, where freshly elected lefty Pauline Marois was giving her victory speech, throwing a smoke bomb and a Molotov cocktail. 2 sound and light techs were at the door at the time, who are said to have tried to keep the madman out, were shot. 1 dead, 1 in serious condition. The suspect's truck is being searched as I write this.
To my knowledge, this is the first time in Quebec that a politician is targeted by someone who actually acted. Sure there's always death or injury threats, but never someone came this close to shooting a politician here.
|An undercover cop looks at the assault rifle|
|Shooter had a full clip on him|
|Pauline Marois, Quebec's newly elected prime minister, being dragged to safety by undercover cops in the middle of her speech|
|Suspect led away by Montreal Police|
And of course, Pauline Marois is the first woman EVER to be elected as prime minister. This adds to the horror of the gesture. All politic views aside, this is truly an attack on woman everywhere.
Are we witnessing an age of anti-woman activists? Are we gonna let this situation degenerate to the point of mass murdering woman in the name of male dominance?