Police Station Attacked During Anti-Police Brutality Protest
Above Photo: Ruptly
The Wednesday demonstration was initially organized as a peaceful protest in response to the death of Jean-Pierre Bony, 46, who was shot by a police rubber bullet during a drug raid in March. He later died of his injuries.
Although the protest began quietly with around 200 people marching on the streets, it turned violent just an hour later, at around 9pm local time.
Demonstrators set fire to cars and garbage cans, smashed the windows of local businesses, and broke the windows of parked vehicles, CTV reported. The window of a Bank of Montreal branch was smashed and a fire was set inside, according to CBC.
Ruptly footage shows the aftermath of an attack on a police station, including shattered windows of both the station and patrol cars.
Riot police managed to disperse the violent protesters by around 10:15pm, and there were no reports of injuries or arrests.
Although the fire department moved in to battle the blazes, witnesses said many of the fires burned until midnight before being extinguished.
Montreal police have yet to identify the officer who shot Bony last month.