Sunday, March 15, 2009

50 Arrests In Police Brutality March

Protesters clash with riot police outside Mont Royal métro today during march against police brutality. Photograph by: John Kenney, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Marchers blocked major streets, causing traffic tie-ups

At least 50 people were arrested in the annual protest against police brutality Sunday in downtown Montreal.

Traffic was blocked on several downtown streets after an estimated 400 demonstrators gathered at the Mont Royal métro station about 2 p.m. and then walked south randomly in groups, meeting blockades of police, some in riot gear, along their paths.

One police officer suffered a minor injury to his arm when he was struck by a rock, Montreal police spokesperson Élodie Pestel said.

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More News On Today's Police Brutality March

About 50 people arrested as clashes mark Mtl anti-police brutality protest -- The Canadian Press
Montreal protest turns violent, dozens arrested -- CTV
21 arrested at police-brutality protest in Montreal -- CBC

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