An activist from the Conservative Party of Quebec was allegedly threatened with a knife | Elections Quebec 2022

An activist of the Conservative Party of Quebec was threatened with a knife | Élections Quebec 2022

The alleged attacker was arrested at the scene and then released the same day on a promise to appear.

The Conservative Party of Quebec describes the attempted aggression as a “deplorable situation”.

The Montreal City Police Service (SPVM) arrested a man who allegedly brandished a knife in front of an activist from the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ), on the night of Saturday to Sunday in the Rosemont sector, a few hours before the outbreak. of the electoral campaign.

On Sunday morning, candidates from all political parties and their teams were hard at work in the streets of the various constituencies of the province to put up posters. The drill is usually a formality, but the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) reports at least one incident.

We received a call shortly before 3 a.m., explains spokesperson Véronique Comtois. We were told that a man had been threatened with a knife while putting up election signs. The suspect approached him threatening him verbally.

The police officers dispatched to the scene found that the alleged victim had protected himself by placing a stepladder in front of her.

The suspect, who had left the scene when they arrived, returned shortly after. He was arrested on the spot, then released on a promise to appear.

The SPVM was unable to confirm whether he had a weapon on him at the time of his arrest.

The Conservative Party of Quebec confirms that the person targeted was an activist of the political formation.

We find the situation deplorable, affirms the spokesman of the PCQ, Cédric Lapointe.

“Any political party should have the freedom of spirit and the peace of mind necessary for this fundamental democratic exercise. »

— Cédric Lapointe, spokesperson, Conservative Party of Quebec

According to our information, the suspect accused the conservative activist of belonging to a fascist party.

This would be the only event of its kind to have occurred in the last 24 hours.

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