Student protest turns sour
The student protest started peacefully, but it wasn't before long that dozens of windows were smashed. Cars were vandalized. Protesters then threw projectiles at police.
It all started at Parc Emilie-Gamellin. Over 9,000 protester began marching north on Berri, then west making their way to Guy street.
They began heading east on Ste. Catherine, and it wwas then that the protest was declared illegal at 10:15 p.m. However, student protesters stayed around in small groups for hours afterwards. Police confirmed via their Twitter account that the protest was entirely over just before 2:00 a.m.
Initial reports suggest there were several dozen arrests.
There were no reports of initial injuries however, many said the use of force by police was excessive.
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Photo: Michael Forian