Student protester faces terrorism charges
A man arrested during last Tuesday's student protest in downtown Montreal is facing various charges, including inciting terrorism.
Denis Marc Pelletier is back in a Montreal courtroom today for what is supposed to be a bail hearing, although a lawyer says it's not clear if it will proceed.
The 29-year-old Pelletier is facing at least seven charges, including possession of explosives, possession of an arson device and uttering threats.
The charge of inciting terrorism stems from alleged postings on Facebook last weekend.
His Facebook account is now suspended.
He was arrested during the student unrest on Tuesday following an education summit. Police say he was carrying two Molotov cocktails.
He is also charged with threatening to use explosives in a "show of 50,000 people.''
The Crown has said it will oppose bail.
Pelletier's lawyer has delayed the court appearance until this afternoon and says he and a colleague will meet with their client to try to get more evidence.
Serge Lamontagne says some evidence is likely to be handed over and they'll have evaluate the charges against him before moving forward.
"I don't know if he has that comprehension (of the charges) when we use the word 'terrorism' it comes with certain inferences and references,'' said Lamontagne.
Here are some photos taken from his Facebook page before his account was taken down.
Photos: via Facebook