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Quebec Court of Appeal awards protesters $2,000 in damages for prolonged detention

Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 12:36 PM | By Luis Millan

Two protesters who occupied a public square in downtown Montreal won a partial victory after the Quebec Court of Appeal awarded them $2,000 each for moral and material loss because the police no longer had reason to keep them handcuffed and detained in the back of a police car to drive them to another part of the city.

Julius Grey, human rights lawyerThe Aug. 8 ruling, which partially overturned a lower court decision, provides guidance over the use of handcuffs while in custody, the duration of...