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FLQ manifesto read on-air

In October 1970, tanks roamed city streets and soldiers in full battle gear raided homes in their hunt for "terrorists." They were looking for the Front de libération du Québec; French Canadian nationalists who abducted a British diplomat and a Quebec minister. Some felt like they were living in a police state. How far would Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau go? "Just watch me," he said. Three days later he invoked the War Measures Act and a nation waited with civil liberties suspended.

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 Manifesto read on-air in Montreal on Radio-Canada. (Note: Footage in French only.)


Medium: Television
Program: Bulletin spécial
Broadcast Date: Oct. 8, 1970
Reporter: Gaétan Montreuil
Duration: 11:26

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Page consulted on October 10, 2014

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