Mock guillotine protest aimed at Doug Ford called legitimate 'political theatre' - 2019-05-07
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's office informed provincial police about protestors who gathered at the legislature last week against the Progressive Conservative government's planned cuts to health care, social services and education.
The epic arts-and crafts project they carried — a fake guillotine splashed with red paint and accompanied by signs reading "No cuts but this cut," and "May history repeat itself, Chop, Chop!" —constituted a "credible threat," said Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod.
There's dispute about whether an effigy of the premier was actually decapitated, French-Revolution style.