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Quebec police ethics commissioner investigating tear gas incident

Quebec's police ethics commissioner has launched an investigation into an incident last Thursday in front of the National Assembly where a student protester was hit directly in the face with a tear gas cannister.

Naomie Trudeau-Tremblay shot in the face with tear gas cannister during protest last Thursday

Naomie Trudeau-Tremblay says she was hit in the face with a tear gas canister while protesting in Quebec City on Thursday. (Radio-Canada)

Quebec's police ethics commissioner has launched an investigation into an incident last Thursday in front of the National Assembly where a student protester was hit directly in the face with a tear gas cannister.

CÉGEP student Naomie Trudeau-Tremblay, 18, lost consciousness after being struck in the face. Her face is now swollen with a large bruise under her mouth.

Tremblay and hundreds of others were protesting government austerity measures.

In a news release, the office of the ethics commissioner says an investigator will be appointed and deliver a report within 125 days.

Her family says it still intends to file legal action against Quebec City police.

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