Quebec students, unions demand inquiry into police conduct

November 13, 2012

CTV reports that 51 different organizations in Quebec are calling on Premier Pauline Marois to call a public inquiry into police conduct during student demonstrations. Student organizations, unions, and others say police behaviour during the student protests last spring, and during events going back to November 2011, was often reprehensible. The groups -- including Amnesty International, the Civil rights league of Quebec, and some university professors -- say police often intimidated demonstrators, and have compiled a list of 3,418 individuals arrested, including details of multiple demonstrators allegedly injured by officers. The groups say the government needs an inquiry to prevent further confrontations between police and protesters, as they are certain there will be more demonstrations in the future. The next demonstration in support of the student movement is expected to take place in Montreal on November 22. CTV