MONTREAL – Québec Solidaire MNA Amir Khadir was reportedly arrested in Quebec City Tuesday night during a protest against tuition fee hikes and Bill 78.
Quebec City police would not confirm the MNA for Mercier district, which includes Montreal’s Plateau Mont Royal area, was among those handcuffed and arrested in a mass arrest in the provincial capital.
Quebec City police Constable Marie-Ēve Painchaud said about 60 people were detained on the Côte de la Montagne at about 10 p.m. for blocking traffic. She would not confirm any names of those arrested.
However, several media reports placed Khadir at the scene and among those put on city buses to be processed. Several photos of Khadir being detained were also seen on social media websites. Painchaud said those arrested were part of an illegal assembly as they had not provided police with their route before the march and they were blocking traffic, she said.
“We gave them many, many, many warnings,” Painchaud said. “They were walking all over the place. It was nearly impossible to guarantee people’s safety.”
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