Court Hosts Bail Hearing of Suspect Arrested from Tuesday’s Tuition Protest

Police has arrested a 29-year-old suspect for stirring terrorism, uttering death threats and possession of explosive devices, who is now anticipated to appear in court on Thursday afternoon in Montreal for a scheduled bail hearing. The suspect, Denis Marc Pelletier, was arrested from amongst public protestors assembled downtown against tuition hikes, on Tuesday afternoon, soon after the summing up of the Quebec government’s summit on higher education.

The police easily spotted the suspect and ended up discovering possession of two Molotov cocktails. The Sûreté du Québec was already surveying the area in search of Pelletier, as they were aware of his intentions due to his widely followed Facebook page. Pelletier posted messages on his Facebook page that, in lieu of the charges laid against him on Wednesday, he would lead someone to reasonably fear terrorist acts are being or would be committed. He wrote on his public profile that “you will soon witness Western terrorism 2.0.,” as “a delivery truck bomb, an attack against Parliament, police stations, attack by police.”

Pelletier, who describes himself as an “author, composer and interpreter,” is also facing charges of “knowingly threatening to inflict death or bodily harm during a show watched by 50,000 people.” The court was informed that he uttered threat through a post on his Facebook page on Feb. 22. Pelletier’s lawyer, Serge Lamontagne, mentioned on Thursday that new evidence has surfaced after the first appearance of Pelletier in court on Wednesday. He alleged that “for sure, the Crown will oppose his release,” and “It’s normal.”

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