Protests against curfew held for second night in a row
MONTREAL -- For the second night in a row, protesters gathered in violation of Montreal's 8 p.m. curfew.
Shortly after the curfew went into effect, police were asking the demonstrators to disperse. More than 100 people were spread out on Ste-Catherine St., de Maisonneuve, Peel and Drummond.
As of 9:45 p.m., most of the protesters had been dispered, but police were still on the scene handing out tickets.
On Tuesday morning, Montreal police said they arrested 6 people during the protest and handed out 192 tickets for violating public health measures.
One of the six people arrested allegedly assaulted a police officer, who suffered minor injuries, police said.
A night before, police arrested seven people and handed out over 100 tickets during a protest that turned violent, with numerous storefronts damaged in the Old Port and several fires being lit.
Before the protest began, the STM announced that several bus routes, including the 14, 30, 35, 61 and 129 would be diverted and that service on the 715 was cancelled.
This is a developing story and will be updated.