(Q24N) Some Canadian cops apparently have nothing better to do than ruin the weekend for hundreds of martial arts athletes and enthusiasts.
Canada’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu championship was supposed to have been hosted in Montreal over this past weekend. As CBC News reported, “About 240 competitors, some as young as nine, were registered to take part.” But the night before the event, the Montreal police informed the organizers that the scheduled competition was illegal and threatened to arrest its participants and guests.
Break It Up
According to Canadian law, the cops complained, contests can only be held for combat sports that are “on the programme of the International Olympic Committee or the International Paralympic Committee.” The problem with this reasoning is that, also according to Canadian law, Brazilian