MOSCOW (Sputnik), Anna Liatsou — Anarchists that were looking for a confrontation with police took part in a peaceful student protest against austerity measures in Montreal on Tuesday, Commander Ian Lafreniere from Montreal Police told Sputnik Wednesday.
"Yesterday evening a lot of people who were there had nothing to do with this [student demonstration]. We are talking about the anarchists that have decided to join the protest because it was a good occasion to do a confrontation with the police," he said.
"Two have been apprehended for assault on a police officer and two for armed aggression. There have been a few people injured on both sides," he said.
On Monday, a similar protest of nearly 150 students in downtown Montreal was dispersed by police. Both demonstrations were declared illegal, as the students had failed to provide authorities with a marching route.