March 20, 2013 3:06 pm
Updated: March 22, 2013 6:09 pm

Montreal police arrest 50 demonstrators during march

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MONTREAL – Police arrested about 50 people Tuesday night who trudged through a fresh snowfall to stage a protest march in the streets of Montreal.

As many as 100 demonstrators had gathered at an east-end park which has served as a starting point for number students protests.

Police told the protesters they could not take to streets because they had failed to provide a route beforehand, as required by law.

Police threatened to arrest anyone if they ventured into the street, so several entered the subway and emerged two stops to the north.

The protesters were eventually corralled by police and 50 people were arrested.

The protest was peaceful and there were no reports of violence.

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