Quebec has one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, possibly as bad as the one in the UK. It includes a curfew from 8pm to 5am.
The context of the following video from Montreal is not entirely clear. The action takes place at night, but I don’t know whether it was after 8pm or not. As far as I can tell, a man was out with his son to walk the dog, and was stopped by police. The officers gave him some police-type grief, knocked the phone out of his hand, and ordered him to go home or be arrested. Evidently he was violating either the curfew or some other provision of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
|00:00||There are the police,.|
|00:17||May I help you?|
|00:21||I’m OK, I’m walking my kid [unclear]|
|00:25||He is walking his dog.|
|00:29||Ah no [unclear]|
|00:45||What are they going to do? [child’s voice]|
|00:57||[unclear] Very simply…|
|01:01||Go home immediately, please.|
|01:21||[unclear] If you don’t want to identify yourself… —Identify myself? [unclear]|
|01:25||[unclear] What is your name and your registration?|
|01:33||I need paper and pen because.|
|01:37||because the virus…HEY…|
|01:41||But I have done nothing…|
|01:53||You must be… [unclear] if you refuse|
|01:57||to go home, we will arrest you and detain you. Is that clear?|
|02:01||Yes, it’s clear. OKAY?