I just saw images of my favorite stores in Montreal being “peacefully looted.”
At this point, one has to be either dangerously naive or malevolent to think this is about anything other than giving people a pretext to steal stuff.
You really need to know Montreal to understand how supremely idiotic it is to connect it to what happened in Minnesota. It’s nothing like a typical US city with an impoverished ghetto filled with black people. It’s a different planet, a different kind of police, a different kind of race relations. It has many problems of its own but it isn’t a Chicago, a Minneapolis, or an Atlanta.