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James Cross Kidnapped

October 5, 1970

On 5 October 1970 Cross was abducted at gunpoint from his British diplomatic residence at 1297 Redpath Crescent, in the Golden Square Mile district of Montreal, and held as a hostage for two months as the FLQ made a series of demands to the Quebec government.

Front de libération du Québec (FLQ)

The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ; "Quebec Liberation Front";  Was a separatist and Marxist-Lenninist paramilitary group in Quebec.  Founded in the early 1960s, it was a militant part of the Quebec sovereignty movement. It conducted a number of attacks between 1963 and 1970, which totalled over 160 violent incidents and killed eight people and injured many more.

The Demands of the FLQ

FLQ communique,

Released to the public October 6,1970