There are new allegations of police brutality after several videos taken during Thursday afternoon's student-led anti-austerity protest in downtown Montreal began making the rounds of the Internet.
One video (top) shows a 71-year-old cyclist being knocked over and injured while officers in riot gear charged a group of demonstrators.
The video appears to show the riot squad officer stopping, and then giving the man a shove with his shield before continuing his charge.
The cyclist suffered cuts and bruises, and was tended to on scene.
CJAD intern Taylor C. Noakes saw it all and disputes police reports that the man's injuries were minor. Noakes has St. John's Ambuance first aid training and helped tend to the man.
"The fact that he was on blood thinners for a heart condition probably made it look worse than it was," he says. "But the fact remains, he was pushed violently by riot police using his shield and not in a defensive way and he smashed his head open. It was violent enough."
Another video posted to LaPresse.com (below) shows Shane Murphy, a photographer for the McGill Daily, being shot by a rubber bullet in the stomach.
He was taken to hospital shortly thereafter.
Montreal police would only say that both people were taken to hospital, and that they would not comment on the content of the videos for the time being.