Accused metro smoke bombers to stand trial

A trial will be held for the four students accused of tossing smoke bombs into the metro system, paralyzing it for several hours in May 2012 during the ongoing student protests.

The four young adults all showed up in court this morning and were ordered to return in July when a case management hearing will be held to determine dates and other technical details of the trial.

The crown indicated the hearing was necessary because of what will be lengthy trial.

Roxanne Bélisle, Vanessa L'Ecuyer, François Vivier-Gagnon and Geneviève Vaillancourt all face charges of michief and conspiracy. An initial charge of inciting fear of terrorism was later dropped.

Smoke bomb attacks shut down the metro system for several hours in May 2012 during the student demonstrations against tuition fee increases.

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  1. ric posted on 04/08/2014 04:19 PM
    This is where the courts HAVE to make an example of these spoiled punks. Shutting down the metro system and scaring people is serious and extremely dangerous. What if it caused a stampede of people or someone getting a heart attack from it. All because these idiots don't feel like paying tuition. FINE THEM AND JAIL THEM!
  2. Mike d posted on 04/08/2014 05:34 PM
    Set an example with these people.
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