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Montreal to pay $3 million to protestors whose rights were violated by city police

The City of Montreal will pay more than $3 million to hundreds of protestors whose rights were violated by city police. The settlement will end eight long-running class action lawsuits against the city that allege participants in six protests were illegally arrested or detained by police and were unable to exercise other fundamental rights.

Riot police charge during an anti-police brutality demonstration in Montreal, Friday, March 15, 2013. The City of Montreal will pay more than $3 million to hundreds of protestors whose rights were violated by city police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov give Canada 1st Davis Cup title

Canada won its first Davis Cup title on Sunday, beating Australia behind victories from Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Montreal's Auger-Aliassime beat Australia's Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to clinch Canada's first Davis Cup championship. Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., won Canada's first singles match -- 6-2, 6-4 over Thanasi Kokkinakis -- on Sunday.

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime serves to Australia's Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Croatian Montrealers ready to wear checkers in World Cup game against Canada

While most bars, living rooms and coffee shops in Montreal will be packed Sunday with Canada fans, the Saint-Nicholas Tavelic Catholic Church in the Town of Montreal will be awash in checkers. Marko Piperković will be among the over 100 Croatian Montrealers decked out in his country's iconic colours, ready to cheer on Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic and the country's talisman and arguably the best Croatian player ever: Luka Modric.

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