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Canada Prime Minister Jean Chrétien grabs Clennett's throat

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Uploaded on Feb 25, 2008

Ce vidéo provient des archives de CBC ici: http://archives.cbc.ca/400d.asp?id=1-...

Tel qu'écrit sur leur site: "Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is in Hull, Que., on Feb. 15, 1996, to commemorate the first National Flag of Canada Day. But the celebration is upstaged by a bizarre altercation. When confronted by protester Bill Clennett, Chrétien grabs Clennett's throat and forces him to the ground. This un-prime-ministerial response startles everyone especially Chrétien's victim. "He came... and put me to the ground," Clennett describes in this TV clip. The 44-year old man was part of a small but vocal group protesting planned cuts to unemployment insurance benefits. The prime minister, a self-described "little guy from Shawinigan" defends his actions. "Some people came my way... and I had to go, so if you're in my way," says Chretien before driving away. "

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