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Photos by Steve Walsh

PHOTOS: Anti-curfew protest in Montreal last night

The peaceful protest started outside François Legault’s office on Sherbrooke Street West.

Photographer Steve Walsh was present at last night’s anti-curfew protest in Montreal, capturing the scene where hundreds gathered to voice their opposition to the new restriction.

In a press conference on Thursday evening, Premier François Legault announced that a nightly curfew from 10 p.m. till 5 a.m. would be implemented across the province starting on New Year’s Eve due to increased hospitalizations in Quebec. This is the second time the province has implemented this restriction during the pandemic — last year’s curfew lasted from Jan. 9 till May 28.

Yesterday’s protest was peaceful, starting at 9:30 p.m. outside Legault’s office on Sherbrooke Street West, and continuing till about 11:30 p.m. According to La Presse, the SPVM riot squad intervened at the corner of René-Lévesque and Mansfield, and resulted in one arrest and 57 tickets. Anyone out after curfew can be fined between $500 and $6,000. (See exceptions here.)

See the photos by Steve Walsh from the anti-curfew protest in Montreal in the slider below.

PHOTOS: Anti-curfew protest in Montreal last night

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