Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Nigeria mosque blast: Scores die in attack during prayers in Kano

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Sarko Bites Back: Ex-President Determined to Reclaim UMP Leadership

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

No Deal: Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Agreement

Read more

FASHION

"Cloakroom Vestiaire Obligatoire" a tender and hypnotic performance by Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard.

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Learning the language of love

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Burkina Faso: Calls for probe into 1998 murder of journalist

Read more

FOCUS

Is this the end of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'?

Read more

#THE 51%

France marks 40th anniversary of abortion laws

Read more

#TECH 24

Virtual insanity? Artist to 'experience life' through Oculus Rift headset for 28 days

Read more

Violent riots in Montreal's Haitian quarter

Latest update : 2008-08-11

Three police officers were injured during violent riots in a Haitian district of Montreal. The riots were sparked by a shootout on Saturday between policemen and three Haitian youths. One of them, 18-year-old Freddy Villanueva, was killed.

Rioters torched cars and three police officers were injured late Sunday in a heavily Haitian district of Montreal, according to police and media reports Monday.
   
More than 500 police were deployed and six people were arrested in the riots, which erupted after the police shot dead an 18-year-old man on Saturday.
   
At least eight vehicles were burned in the violence, and shops were looted.
   
A television cameraman was also injured in the violence.
   
The original shooting took place Saturday after a police patrol was rushed by three men in Montreal North, the hub of the city's Haitian community, according to police.
   
All three were wounded and one, Freddy Villanueva, 18. died.
   
But local witnesses said the police started the confrontation, and by Sunday afternoon protests were underway in the neighborhood, with demonstrators carrying pictures of the dead man and chanting, "the police are the murderers."
   
Police have launched an investigation into the shooting, which occurred in an area which frequently sees clashes between street gangs. Residents have accused the police there of racial profiling.
   
"The line is very fine between maintaining public security in an area and not doing anything that could be seen as a mistake," said Montreal police chief Yvan Delorme.

Date created : 2008-08-11

COMMENT(S)