Montreal student protest leads to arrests, injuries
Anti-austerity demonstration ends with vandalism, 1 sent to hospital late Friday night
Eight people were arrested and several injured during a Friday night student protest in downtown Montreal.
The demonstration, organized by a student association at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, was attended by about 100 people.
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The crowd took to the streets to denounce austerity measures, capitalism and police violence.
A woman and seven men, including a 17-year-old, were arrested for death threats, assault with a weapon, obstructing police officers and intimidation, said Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Bruno Latour.
Protest ends with injuries, vandalism
Several people were injured and at least one person was transported by ambulance to hospital.
Police said they were hurt because they fell while running during the demonstration.
The windows on some police cars were also broken.
The demonstration kicked off from place Émilie-Gamelin around 8 p.m. Friday. Montreal police issued a warning around 9:15 p.m. asking protesters to leave.
With files from la Presse Canadienne