May 25, 2001
The Medic's Story

A shocking account by a volunteer medic who was in Quebec City.

The cops advanced down Cote D'Abraham, shooting tear gas like crazy and shooting rubber bullets down alleys and driveways. When they reached the clinic they marched everyone who was in the alley (the decontamination space) out at gunpoint. This included many medics and their patients, even seriously injured ones. The cops forcibly removed all the protective gear from everyone, including gas masks, vinegar bandannas and any goggles, saying "No more protection for you guys!".
I was in the CMAQ centre when this happened, and heard the same story from a number of people who were there. The medics had to set up in the lobby of the CMAQ building as a result.

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