Montreal

Police ask for public's help identifying suspects in May 31 looting, vandalism

After thousands of peaceful protesters had marched through downtown, police used tear gas to disperse a smaller group that remained. Nearby buildings were vandalized and a music store was looted.

SPVM releases images of 23 people suspected of break-ins, vandalism and mischief

Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd after the march was over. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)

Police have released photos from last Sunday's looting and vandalism in downtown Montreal and are asking the public to help identify the suspects.

The vandalism took place after a demonstration demanding justice for black people killed by police, including 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., last month.

After thousands of peaceful protesters had marched through downtown, police used tear gas to disperse a smaller group that remained.

Nearby buildings were vandalized and a music store was looted.

After a peaceful protest demanding justice for black people killed by police, a smaller group broke windows and spray-painted nearby buildings. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)

Photos of 23 individuals, some seen taking guitars out of a storefront, have been posted on the Montreal police service (SPVM)'s Facebook page.

The SPVM asks anyone who has information about any of the suspects to call Info-Crime at 514-393-1133.

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