The mystery remains after the passage of federal police, who have been attracting attention in two small communities in the Center-du-Québec region by conducting anti-terrorist operations there.
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“We never see her. They hardly go out, they don’t seem to be working, they don’t talk to us and their curtains are always closed.” protocol Michelle Martineau, on her neighbors who were searched on Thursday.
Photo agency QMI, Frédéric Marcoux
The tenant of the Plessisville apartment searched by the RCMP had come out of his apartment for questioning. Here he is sitting on the floor.
Dozens of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers then stormed into a couple’s Plessisville home during an operation linked to the nuclear weapons neo-Nazi group.
At the same time, a similar operation was taking place a few miles away in Saint-Ferdinand, in a dilapidated old school where a woman still lives. According to neighbors, she was taken away by the police in the evening and has not been seen since.
The link between the occupants of the two buildings searched was not specified by the RCMP, which was sparing in comment on the situation. But in both cases, the neighbors painted us the portrait of rather marginal individuals, a little apart from society.
With kind approval
A photo of the other search also surfaced in Saint-Ferdinand on Thursday.
The Saint-Ferdinand resident appears to live “in communion with nature,” according to local residents, while the Plessisville couple would be particularly isolated. On Thursday it was possible to see the couple’s husband outside during his questioning (see photo above).
More actions will follow
“I took the plunge of taking my rubbish to the street, there were gunmen everywhere. We would have believed in it CSI: Miami ‘ M continued.me Martinau.
“We couldn’t believe it. A terrorist group here was the most complete surprise! What is certain is that it shakes a bit, we keep an eye on our children,” says Carl Fortin, who lives next door.
For the time being, no arrests have been made in this operation, which is related to an investigation started in 2020. All staff left the crime scene around 7 p.m. the same day.
“We are currently unable to make any assessment of the confiscation. But based on the evidence gathered, it’s possible that there will be more police action in the near future,” said Federal Police Corporal Tasha Adams.
A route error?
It has not been possible to learn the exact reasons that prompted the RCMP to go to those two locations.
But according to La Presse, the broadcast of a hate propaganda video could be linked to this police operation.
A hypothesis that seems to be supported by the words of the concierge of the searched building, who believes that it was just an isolated event.
“This is one person who may not have considered the impact their opinions could have on social media by sharing the words of a hate group. “, he says.