The streets of Montreal were in discord last night as Montreal protesters, in support of the global May Day movement, were brutally detained by Montreal's police force.
Protesters converged near Papineau and Ontario, with smaller groups also at St. Catherine/Plessis and Place des Arts.
During the anti-capitalism demonstrations, five Montrealers were arrested and 132 were fined tickets of a whopping $638.
See how it all went down through on-site Montrealer's tweets and photos.
Bannière digne de la Journée des Travailleurs et travailleuses, mais qui n'a pas plus aux oppresseurs #manifencours pic.twitter.com/srGivy8Wxt
— Guy Bourbonnais (@Boucrate) May 2, 2014
Guess the SPVM weren't enough
One street corner you shouldn't post up by, no matter your profession
down on the corner tonight #mayday pic.twitter.com/aQZy0sskap
— JoO (@go_to_jo) May 2, 2014
Arrests are one thing, but flippin' us all off? Uncool.
Because marching bands are too dangerous for the outdoors
Witnessed 14 @spvm officers chase marching band into Place des Arts Metro. 1 band member tackled. #MayDay @MAIS893 pic.twitter.com/dLHcF5ehdS
— Laura Pellicer (@LauraPLive) May 1, 2014
Raw and intense
A bird's eye view of the demonstration
#montreal #MayDay2014 in full swing with drums and horns blocking traffic. #100HappyDaysChallenge pic.twitter.com/2BWDD2b7g9
— Betty Esperanza (@esperanza4hire) May 1, 2014
At least they got the guy an ambulance afterwards...
Photo Cred - Simon Lussier
The other use of STM buses
I think the cops are going to shuttle the kids that they kettled into this bus here. #mayday #montreal #canlab #1u pic.twitter.com/hUWCHpyMSe
— Suzanne MacNeil (@esooze) May 2, 2014
Did you see yesterday's May Day protest?
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