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In Montreal, activists challenge P6 anti-protest law with civil disobedience
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[Note: I was arrested along with 278 people at the CLAC (Anti-Capitalist Convergence) demo against the P6 bylaw on Friday, April 5th, in yet another police kettle.]
In Montreal, Canada, tensions are rising between police and activists. This week, authorities arrested a 20-year-old woman who's active in the student movement at her home after she posted a photo on Instagram of graffiti depicting the Montreal police spokesperson with a bullet in his head. The arrest comes as protest groups prepare for a mass civil disobedience tonight. They're opposing a municipal bylaw which they say is giving the police a tool to repress social movements and violates basic constitutional freedoms. FSRN’s Aaron Lakoff has more.