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Mass arrests: Over 700 Canadian protesters detained in police crackdown (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Friday, May 25, 2012



Mass arrests: Over 700 Canadian protesters detained in police crackdown (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Over 700 students have been arrested in Canada during the latest night of rallies against tuition fee hikes and the adoption of controversial bill that is widely seen as a tool to limit freedom of speech, association and assembly.

­Police in Montreal dispersed unsanctioned protests and arrested 518 demonstrators on Wednesday night. The arrests were also made in Quebec City, where some 170 were detained, and in Sherbrooke. There were no reports of injuries or casualties.

Police used kettling tactics to encircle the protesters and contain them within a small space. People reportedly threw projectiles such as fireworks and bottles at officers, forcing them to carry out extensive arrests..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/canada-police-arrest-students-tuition-110/

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