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Quebecer arrested on hate charge after Facebook video praises mosque shooter

Pierre Dion, 49, of Terrebonne allegedly posted video on Jan. 29, the 2nd anniversary of attack

Posted: February 01, 2019

Alexandre Bissonnette pleaded guilty in March 2018 to six counts of first-degree murder for killing six men in a Quebec City mosque on Jan. 29, 2017. (Mathieu Belanger/Canadian Press)

A Quebec man has been arrested after allegedly appearing in a video praising Quebec City's mosque shooter and expressing hatred toward Muslims.

Provincial police arrested Pierre Dion Thursday evening at his home in Terrebonne, north of Montreal.

The 49-year-old is set to appear in court later today where police say he could be charged with inciting hatred toward an identifiable group.

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The video was allegedly posted to Facebook on Jan. 29, the second anniversary of the shooting that left six men dead and five people critically injured.

Alexandre Bissonnette is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to six charges of first-degree murder and six charges of attempted murder.

Dion is already facing a charge of incitement to commit criminal acts stemming from another social media video published last year.