Montreal Woman Arrested for Anti-Police Instagram Post

That will do wonders for her attitude


Cops have always quietly hassled kids for photographing freshly adorned graffiti and street art, the unfair presumption being that they might be the vandal returning to preserve their work. But even in that context, what happened yesterday in Canada is bonkers: a 20-year-old Montreal woman was arrested for posting a photo of anti-police street art to her Instagram feed.

On March 26, Jennifer Pawluck posted a wheatpaste portrait of Montreal police spokesman Ian Lafrenière with a bullet hole in his forehead to her Instagram. More than a week later, local cops came to her house with a warrant, which HuffPo Québec reports, "alleges that Pawluck acted with intent to harass Lafrenière and gave him reason to fear for his safety."