$3M for protestors whose rights were violated by Montreal police


The City of Montreal can pay greater than $3 million to a whole bunch of protestors whose rights were violated by metropolis police.

The settlement will finish eight long-running class motion lawsuits towards the town that allege individuals in six protests were illegally arrested or detained by police and were unable to train different basic rights.

The regulation agency representing class members mentioned earlier this week in a court-approved discover that the town can even publish an apology on its web site acknowledging that “sure actions” by metropolis police and the municipal administration violated protestors basic rights.

The protests, which passed off between June 2012 and March 2014, included marches towards police brutality and a metropolis bylaw limiting protests, in addition to an illustration on the one-year anniversary of the start of pupil protests towards tuition will increase.

The settlement nonetheless must be authorized by Quebec Superior Court. A listening to has been scheduled for Dec. 21.

The City of Montreal has agreed to pay a complete of $6 million to settle the eight lawsuits in addition to eight different comparable class actions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 26, 2022. 


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