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Montreal anti-austerity protest turns violent

MONTREAL – A violent anti-austerity protest in downtown Montreal has resulted in two arrests.

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It started at 7:30 p.m. at Phillips Square; it ended at 10 p.m. at Place Emilie-Gamelin.

It was deemed illegal.

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Police started breaking up the demonstration when protestors allegedly started throwing rocks and launching fireworks.

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“There was damage on a police cruiser, a window was broken,” said André Leclerc with Montreal police.

Leclerc confirmed Tuesday morning that an 18-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting a police officer and a 23-year-old man was arrested for intervening in police business.

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