The city of Montreal will pay over $3 million to hundreds of protesters whose rights were violated by police.
The settlement ends eight long-running class-action lawsuits against the city, alleging six protest participants were unlawfully arrested or detained by police and were unable to exercise their other fundamental rights.
The law firm representing the class members said in a court-approved notice earlier this week that it would post an apology on its website acknowledging “certain actions” by the Montreal police and city officials.
The June 2012 to March 2014 protests included marches against police brutality and city ordinances limiting protests, and student protests against tuition increases. A demo was included to mark the one-year anniversary.
The settlement is subject to approval by the Superior Court of Quebec. He is scheduled for a hearing on December 21st.
The City of Montreal has agreed to pay a total of $6 million to settle eight lawsuits and eight other similar class actions.
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