Arrests in Montreal GP protests

BBC News

Police in the Canadian city of Montreal have arrested 28 people suspected of trying to disrupt the F1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Hundreds had taken to the streets as part of protests against rising university tuition fees, as well as the city’s hosting of Sunday’s race.

There were clashes on Saturday night between student protesters and riot police, who fired tear gas.

Students in Quebec have been protesting for months against rising tuition fees.

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through Montreal on Saturday, banging pots and pans.

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