Posted on Friday, March 15, 2019 18:16 EDT
Last Updated on Friday, March 15, 2019 20:19 EDT
Police command protestors who were taken to the city streets of Montreal on an annual protest of police brutality to disperse them immediately.
The annual event started at 6pm. Friday with Speeches at Norman Bethune Square, on the corner of Guy St. Street and de Maisonneuve, before the participants embarked on march streets.
Several hundred activists gathered in cases where police officers use excessive force, especially against marginalized individuals and communities.
They also say they are seeking justice in the case of Nicholas Gibbs, who was killed by police in Montreal in August. The EIB investigators found that officials apparently violated the regulations in this and other controversies.
Soon after the event started, the fireworks went on, and the glass doors of the banks in the city center were broken. The police tweeted that they saw illegal activities and ordered the participants to follow the law.
Until 19:30, the police announced that the "illegal behavior" of the protesters poses a threat to "public security and order".
The police ordered all of them to immediately rush and avoid the area around St. Crescent, de Maisonneuve, McGill College Ave. and Rene-Levesque Blvd.
At last year's rally against police brutality, four people were injured, and three were arrested because the riot police used tear gas and pepper spray to delay the crowds of 200 to 300 people. Windows for at least one job were broken. Projectiles, including petards, have also been launched.