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INCREDIBLE PHOTO: This Is What Happens When You Try To Make Protests Illegal

After months of student protests over exponential tuition hikes, the Government of Quebec passed a draconian emergency anti-protest law. Then this happened.

INCREDIBLE PHOTO: This Is What Happens When You Try To Make Protests Illegal


Protests started over a month ago after the Quebec Cabinet proposed province wide tuition hikes, triggering widespread student boycotts. In response, The National Assembly of Quebec passed Bill 78 as an emergency law in an attempt to limit protest rights. What followed is being described as the single biggest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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