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Published time: March 28, 2015 12:39

Tear gas, flash bangs: Montreal cops disperse hundreds of protesters

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Canadian police fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators in Montreal on Friday, as nationwide anti-austerity protests continued in the city's downtown district. Following the dispersal, protesters erected barricades around Montreal's Phillips Square. The rally kicked off at Dominion Square earlier in the evening, however by 9:15 p.m. EDT (16:15 CET), local police ordered the protest to end, claiming that it was illegal as organizers had allegedly failed to provide their itinerary. Within 30 minutes of the protest being declared illegal, riot police began dispersing protesters from St. Catherine Street.