…. in protest against police brutality.
Police Brutality in Montreal
MONTREAL — At least 17 people have been arrested at an anti-police brutality demonstration in Montreal Sunday.
Police spokesman Ian Lafreniere says many of them were arrested because they were carrying sticks or stones.
One police officer has been slightly injured.
Several hundred people, many wearing masks, are taking part in the protest against what organizers call police brutality.
The annual event has turned violent in recent years, with widespread vandalism leading to numerous arrests.
There have been fears this year’s demonstration could be worse because it is the first since police fatally shot 18-year-old Fredy Villanueva last August.
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Note: The way things have been going the whole country should be protesting, and not just Montreal. Kudo’s to Quebec! They were the first (and only, so far) province to ban police use of Tasers and now the first to stand up against police brutality. The rest of the provinces should get some backbone and follow their lead.
“… there are times when the only feeling I have is one of mad revolt.”