Or else it’ll all blow up.”
The crowd repeats:
“It’ll all blow up!”
Taxi drivers. Union representatives. Social workers. Anarcho-communists. Retired folks.
These blended people protest for more social housings.
Against the austerity measures of the provincial government.
Against tax evasion.
The march stops in front of a Downtown Montreal branch of the Scotia Bank.
A dozen protesters enter and cause an uproar.
A couple of minutes afterward, police officers who were looking after the demonstration order the protesters to leave the whereabouts.
“Tens of our comrades occupy as we speak the Royal Bank of Canada!”
The crowd cheers.
Inside, employees are leaving the skyscraper where the Montreal headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada is located.
Dozens of police officers penetrate the premises in a military manner. Special riot police.
The employees of the bank applaud.
The peace agents also display signs of protestation against the corruption and the austerity measures of the provincial and municipal government.
The red hat of the Fraternity of the Police Officers of Montreal.
Bearing the message: “We did not steal anything (us).”
The armed forces surround the protesters and push them towards the building’s exit.
The protesters clamour, continuing their brouhaha.
The atmosphere stays festive. No excessive action is needed by the police.
The march goes on.
Towards the next big Canadian Bank.
Also implicated in what is named the Panama Papers.
The leak of more than 11.5 million confidential documents from a Panamanian lawyer’s office, named Mossack Fonseca, detailing information on more than 214,000 offshore societies and the names of the shareholders of those societies.
Tax evasion. Money laundering.