Discussions about killing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been appearing on a Facebook page for Canadians who align themselves with the so-called yellow vest protests in France.
The Yellow Vests Canada group has gathered more than 100,000 members on Facebook since it launched a month ago as French anti-government demonstrations got underway.
But while the group’s own rules encourage civility and prohibit the advocacy of violence, the page is rife with comments that wish for — and sometimes encourage — the death of the prime minister.
“Trudeau needs to be shot,” read one comment, while another said that whoever did so would become “Canada’s greatest hero.”
“He needs to eat led [sic],” read another comment.
“Just shoot him,” read yet another.