Montreal police union wants SQ to investigate raucous City Hall protest

Montreal's police union says it wants the Surete du Quebec to investigate the anti-pension reform protest during a city council meeting at City Hall on Aug. 18.

The investigation into the incident is currently being handled by Montreal police, but union president Yves Francoeur says comments from executive committe vice-chair Anie Samson about possible consequences coming to those who took part amount to political interference.

Samson told La Presse that the workers who stormed the meeting would be fired, and may also face criminal charges.

A number of police officers were among the close to 100 protesters who took part in the demonstration, during which four security guards suffered injuries. Aside from disrupting the meeting, the demonstrations threw paper around and splashed water on computers.

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  1. Joe posted on 08/26/2014 01:33 PM
    Of course they want the big bad wolf to protect the little bad wolf.
  2. Paul posted on 08/26/2014 03:03 PM
    This confirms everything I suspected concerning police investigating police!
  3. Drew posted on 08/26/2014 11:37 PM
    Police should not be investigated by there peers it should be a citizen board. They answer to the citizens who pay there salary not the brotherhoood
  4. mp posted on 08/27/2014 09:52 AM
    You are so negative but the SQ can do the job...If they find them guilty then will you believe it? If not guilty then you won't believe it...We get another committee it will duplicate what we already have..and cost $$$$$$$ Educate men to be honest..
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