October Crisis

October Crisis

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  • The October Crisis of 1970
  • October 5th
  • James Cross you're coming with us. NOW!
  • Let's go. MOVE IT!
  • Please! I'll give you whatever you want!
  • October 8th
  • We will not give them what they are demanding!
  • Sir, the FLQ manifesto is currently being read on a radio broadcast
  • The quiet revolution continued to grow as the 1970s approached. Some Quebecers felt separatism could only be accomplished through violence.
  • Two men went to the home of the British Trade Commissioner, James Cross. They kidnapped him demanding the release of political prisoners, publication of the FLQ manifesto, and transportation to Cuba or Algeria including $500,000 in gold bars.
  • The Canadian Government refuses to give the FLQ what they demand, but the FLQ manifesto is read on a radio broadcast.
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