April 30, 1849: The mob that burned down Parliament. rages through the streets of Montreal.

Democracy is fragile.

When it twisted to serve power instead of justice, history shows hate and violence rise up.

“Five Thousand (5,000) anti-democratic, Family Compact, Château Clique, Orange Order have taken over the streets of Montreal.”

Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, John Ralston Saul

Cross-posted on SpringwaterParkcc.org.

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