Black Lives Matter-Toronto protesters take over Montreal jazz festival stage

A group of Black Lives Matters protesters took over a stage at the Montreal International Jazz Festival Sunday afternoon, chanting “Jazz is Black.”

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  • vimy

    Shove that megaphone up your ass and play some interesting otherwise get off the stage.

    • AHH!!!

      Feeding time at the Chimp enclosure.

  • Starlord

    These guys are a comedy show and they don’t even know it. Any politician that caves in or listens to them should be shamed and voted out.

    • Reader

      It is time for the politicians to ignore these extremists and for the police to start arresting them when they commit crimes.

      Not to do so, only encourages them to push the boundaries of accepted behaviour further and further into the criminal realm, which is clearly their intention.

      Not to start charging them now, will only lead to violence in the future out of this group, something that should have been done with groups like OCAP year ago who like to hold riots knowing the police are reluctant to charge any of them.

      • Alain

        Yes, that is called the rule of law. What you state is absolutely true and it applies to every organisation or group whatever their colour, their religion, their sex or their ideology. We are seeing this crap, because our government officials tossed out the rule of law a good while ago, Caledonia being just one example. By refusing to apply the rule of law every one of these fringe, radical groups have become more and more emboldened. Reward bad behaviour and you get more of it.

        • Da Thug Life

          Tha’s racist to make the whities laws apply to peeples of color!

          • Alain

            No, what is however racist is believing that people of colour are incapable of obeying the law and behaving like normal, law-abiding citizens.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Les Paul and Leo Fender were not from Nairobi, either…

  • Tom Forsythe

    When Trump supporters tried this at Shakespeare, they were promptly arrested. BLM gets away with it. We can’t keep having different rules, based on political beliefs or likelihood of becoming violent.

  • mobuyus

    Jazz fans are about as docile a captured audience you could find. Let’s see them try that at a Molly Hatchet Lynyrd Skynrd show, with real security.

  • Tom Forsythe

    I doubt any of them could pick John Coltrane or Charlie Parker out of a photo array.

    • JohnfromToronto

      Exactly.

  • Alain

    Where are the tongue troopers when you need them? Chanting in English, can’t have that.

    • LOL tongue troopers – gonna remember that one.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Serves them right for appropriating the black man’s jazz music.
    Those racists!
    This will only end when the BLM protesters start getting their asses kicked.
    Violence really is the answer!

    • canminuteman

      When anyone says “violence is never the answer”, my response is, “it can be, depends on what the question is”.

  • Jaedo Drax

    BLM-TO is demanding the stats on crime by race be collected… I wonder how they will feel about being in agreement with Julian Fantino circa 1989?

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      They want stats on mental health too, Because the police shot a mentally ill Haitian. Why the hell are we importing mentally ill Haitians into Canada?

  • Jay Currie

    Winning friends and influencing people…good work BLM!

  • Spatchcocked

    Yeah yer right …..especially when jazz instruments are the Hutu piano and the Ashanti saxophone….and the Tutsi trombone……and the Zulu xylophone….don’t you forget them Ibo trumpets…..

    Damn those drums Carruthers!!!!

    • andycanuck

      Don’t forget the megaphone too — that’s Maasai.

  • Ed

    notice how they never take over a workplace and do work…

  • Hard Little Machine

    Too bad saxaphones are so expensive. The you could beat them to death with one

  • John

    The victim was a mentally ill Haitian with a propensity to violence. Where’s the OLF when everybody chants slogans en anglais?

  • LairdKintyre

    I only ever attended one of these. Back in my younger days in 98. Guess it was only a matter of time this would happen.

  • Oracle9

    OK, so what really would be the point of BLM in Canada anyway? Anyone?

    • Alain

      None, just another foreign import.

      • AHH!!!

        Mooches trying the native path.

  • Lusael Merlin

    Life is going to be just grand once the the ethnic Europeans become a minority in this country. Can o beans used to be a great homeland it’s a big fat nothing now

  • Security, my @$$. There is no way they should have been able to do that.

  • They are lucky that they didn’t get their asses kicked. I would have loved to witnessed that.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Music is international. Jazz is one form. Get stufed BLM.

  • ismiselemeas

    People need to stop feeding the animals.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    “Collect race based statistics”
    lol… that’s not going to end well for them.

    I remember back when the Black Action Defense Committee was screaming bloody
    murder for Hate crimes laws, got them and then cried even harder for them to be repealed after it turned out blacks were the ones committing them.

  • P_F

    If jazz is black and blacks don’t allow non-blacks to perform their music, then Canada & USA are white get out of it.

  • Clausewitz

    This is when you need Pete Townsend. When Abbie Hoffman slithered up on stage at Woodstock, Townsend gave him the full wind up guitar crunch that propelled him off of the stage. This is why I play a Bass.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    What a bunch of assholes!