Montreal Police, Protesters Clash During Rally Against Anti-Black Racism

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/montreal-police-protest-black-racism_ca_5ed4722ac5b6d98601293616

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MONTREAL — A Montreal anti-racism protest demanding justice for a black Minnesota man who died following a police intervention last week degenerated into clashes between police and some demonstrators on Sunday night. The march had snaked its way through downtown Montreal on Sunday afternoon without incident, but Montreal police declared the gathering illegal about three hours after it began when they say projectiles were thrown at officers who responded with pepper spray and tear gas. Tensions flared after the formal rally had concluded and some demonstrators made their way back to the starting point, in the shadow of Montreal police headquarters downtown.