Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Protesters Refuse To Give Advance Notice Of Marching Route

A passerby surveys damage caused to a window at Dormez-Vous, a mattress store, on Sherbrooke St. in downtown Montreal on Monday, one day after police and protesters clashed during a march against police brutality. Photograph by: Vincenzo D'Alto, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

The organizing group behind Sunday’s protest against police brutality has no plans to give advance notice of their route in future demonstrations despite calls to do so from city hall and the police on Monday.

“The right to demonstrate is a constitutional right, and we are not the only ones who don’t tell police about our plans,” said Gabrielle Potvin, spokesperson for the Collectif opposé à la brutalité policière.

Fifteen people were arraigned at the Montreal municipal courthouse Monday afternoon on charges related to Sunday’s chaotic march through downtown in which 221 people were arrested.

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More News On The Aftermath Of Sunday's Riot

Montreal mayor seeks to avoid annual mayhem -- Globe And Mail
Mayor wants more control over unruly marchers -- Montreal Gazette
Protest against police backfires -- National Post

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