Dozens arrested in anti-capitalism May Day protest in Montreal

Police arrested 84 people, including 27 on criminal charges, and used tear gas to disperse demonstrators at a night-time protest in downtown Montreal organized by a local anti-capitalist group called CLAC.

Hundreds of people gathered at at least three different locations around the city, well before the protests officially got underway at 7 p.m. ET.

The group called on protesters to cause the “maximum disruption possible” to businesses downtown.

However, the majority of the crowd were people carrying anti-austerity messages with no intention of vandalism or violence.

By 7:10 p.m., police had already declared the demonstrations illegal and began ordering protesters to disperse…

h/t Marvin

It was also wild in Seattle: ‘This has turned into a riot’: Chaos in Seattle as anti-capitalist demonstrators smash windows, set fires and attack police after May Day protest turns violent

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