Protesters demand inquiry into police shooting
MONTREAL - Montreal police braced for trouble -- but it never came.
About 600 people marched through the city's north end yesterday demanding an inquiry into the police shooting death of 18-year old Freddy Villanueva.
The August 9th shooting sparked a night of rioting and violence in the neighbourhood.
One of the people who organized yesterday's protest was a member of an anti-police brutality group linked to the August riot.
Villanueva's family members also marched, along with the family of Quilem Registre, who died after being Tasered by Montreal police last fall.
Police were out in force to keep a lid on any possible trouble, but the protest ended peacefully.
The marchers also demanded an end to racial profiling and police brutality, and more help for Montreal's poor.