after being held in jail for over
four days, anti-globalization protestor Jaggi Singh finally had a bail hearing Wednesday. At press time, however, the Crown was pressing to keep him in jail as a solidarity action group held a vigil outside the Orsainville jail for the protestors still incarcerated.
Fellow inmate Tooker Gomberg says Singh has been killing time playing Risk -- a board game where the winner takes over the world.
Singh, who was arrested Friday, has been charged with taking part in a riot, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (actually a catapult that was used to launch teddy bears at police) and failure to comply with two conditions of recognizance.
But while Singh may have addressed demonstrators Friday, one lawyer says Quebec authorities will have to show he went further than exercising free speech.
"Participating in a violent demonstration is going to be a hard thing for them to prove," says civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby. "You're not participating if what you're saying is "These guys are bad guys' and you're giving peaceful speeches."