Curfew: 57 tickets and one arrest in Montreal

Covers -fire: 57 tickets and one arrest in Montreal

A demonstration in opposition to the curfew took place in Montreal on January 1st.

The Montreal Police Department (SPVM) says it distributed 57 tickets and arrested a person during the protest against the curfew that took place last night in Montreal.

Several dozen demonstrators braved the Quebec curfew (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.), during a march that started in front of the offices of the Premier of Quebec, François Legault. In all, 57 tickets were distributed. the minimum fine is $ 1,550. There were no injuries on the side of the police and citizens, specifies the SPVM media relations officer, Véronique Comtois.

François Amalega, considered the leader of the march and fervent opponent of the measures current health, is the one who was arrested first, according to the various direct broadcast on social networks. However, he would not be the person arrested. Indeed, the SPVM indicates that an arrest took place against a woman in her forties for assaulting a police officer.

Already Friday evening, for the first evening of cover -feu, François Amalega and a few accomplices defied the decree in front of the National Assembly in Quebec. Several tickets were handed in and several arrests were made by the Quebec City Police Department.

Most of these events are broadcast live via cellphones. In them, the demonstrators promised to restart the rallies during the hours of the curfew.

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