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Six students arrested, one injured after Montreal protest

by Archives March 23, 2005

MONTREAL (CUP) — Montreal riot police arrested six protesters Mar. 22, after students erected roadblocks barring truckers’ access to the city port’s two entrances.

The blockade began at around 7:30 a.m. and ended about 1 p.m., when the riot police were called in to dismantle the demonstration.

Montreal police spokesperson Miguel Alston said protesters began throwing objects, including rocks and pieces of wood, at officers.

“Police then moved in and made six arrests,” said Alston.

He said he could not confirm whether one of the students arrested suffered a leg injury during his arrest, as the CBC reported.

Alston said the students who were arrested could face charges ranging from assault, assault with a weapon and illegal assembly.

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