From: Eileen Dannemann <[email protected]>
Date: June 22, 2013 10:10:03 AM PDT (CA)
Subject: New Law: Protesters Face 10 Years In Prison for Wearing Masks in Canada
A new Canadian bill turned law continues the international fight against protesters and the resistance movement by making it a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison to wear a mask or any form of identity concealment during non-authorized gatherings. The law indicates that wearing a mask or concealing ones identity during any unlawful assembly, as described by Canadian law to be three or more people gathering to disturb the piece, the individual in question is committing a very serious crime. This new law is a companion to the preexisting “disguise with Intent” law, which was established to target those who go to a protest with intent to loot or riot and at the same time conceal their identity. This new law has a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, while the disguise with intent law only carries 5.
Director, National Coalition of Organized Women