The shooting of Fredy Villanueva triggered riots in which businesses were ransacked and a police officer was shot in the leg.
A Montreal neighbourhood that was the scene of riots, gunplay and a deadly police shooting is the first target of a citywide non-violence campaign launched on Tuesday.
Sixth-grade students at St. Vincent Marie elementary school donned t-shirts emblazoned with a non-violence pact as part of the United against Violence campaign.
The daylong event involves Montreal police, the Commision scolaire de Montreal, city officials and McGill University.
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