MONTREAL (PC) - The central committee of Montreal-Metropolitan and the board of the Quebec Civil Liberties Union have joined forces to denounce a police operation that shut down last night's anti-G8 demonstration in downtown Montreal.
More than 100 demonstrators were arrested before the demonstration had even begun. The protest was called to send a message to visiting labour ministers from G8 countries.
The two organizations say the police operation showed a total disregard for freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate.
The groups underscore that no acts of violence had been reported by observers. Moreover, they suggested the police operation was carried out without warning or dispersal order.
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