Previous Montreal Riot was like a scene from an apocalypse film (VIDEOS)
Quebec again imposed curfew at 8 p.m. in Montreal and Laval on Sunday, April 11, and residents took to the streets to protest.
Over 1,000 people gathered in Montreal’s Old Port on Sunday evening to defy the earlier curfew, break windows and start fires before police finally broke it all up.
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MTL blog reporter Alex Melki was there during the devastating protest, capturing the moments when rioters got “a little rowdy”.
“Cars were lined up on Notre-Dame Street East and honked with the chants of the crowd. A man with a megaphone reminded everyone that ‘it’s important that you be here,’ ”Melki Narcity said.
More footage of #AntiCurfew #Protest / #Riot in #Montreal #Antilockdown #Antilockdownprotest https://t.co/Lu2YkfMgQF
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According to Melki, it was from there that “things started up quickly” – a fire was started with garbage from nearby stores and eventually a public wooden bench.
Anti # curfew # riot in # Montréal. Attack a public bus now. https://t.co/D2flNmsK4P
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Police officers stormed the crowd and hit their shields. “It was windy too, so the embers flew up and almost set some trees on fire nearby, “said Melki.
# Montréal #protest and #rising https://t.co/KXgBQoAQ2R
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Seven people were arrested and 107 fined for violating public health rules, according to MTL Blog.
This is my friend’s shop after the riot. The protest against curfews was more of a wreck than good for all #Montrealists, it … https://t.co/HHDkUZ64nB
– Leslie Perez (@Leslie Perez) 1618215172.0