Police reinforcements were flown in to Sept Isles in Quebec Province, Canada, on Wednesday night(May 10) following rioting in the town.
SCU Quebec provincial policeman in courthouse
SVs Provincial policemen (2 shots)
SVs, SCUs Provincial police & emergency bedding in court-house(3 shots)
GV PAN Damaged vehicle by road-side
SV PAN Skidmark & vehicles
Police reinforcements in courthouse; emergency badding there; damaged vehicle by roadside.
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Background: Police reinforcements were flown in to Sept Isles in Quebec Province, Canada, on Wednesday night(May 10) following rioting in the town. The 75 provincial police arrive after local police were unable to control demonstrators protesting against one-year jail sentences on three trades union leaders. The sentences were imposed for disobeying back-to-work court orders in the recent province-wide civil servants' strike.
Before the arrival of the extra police, about a thousand demonstrators clashed with a hundred police. Ten people were injured and taken to hospital. Another 25 people were injured when a car ran into a crowd.
SYNOPSIS: Emergency police units were flown in to the Quebec province town of Step Isles in Canada on Wednesday, following rioting when a thousand demonstrators clashed with a hundred police. The police reinforcements were called in and bedded down in the town courthouse after local police were unable to cope with the demonstrators, who were protesting at one-year jail sentences on three trades union leaders. The men were sentenced for disobeying a court back-to-work ruling during a recent province-wide strike of civil servants.
Before the reinforcements arrived, ten people were injured in clashes with police. Property and cars were damaged, and another twenty-five people were taken to hospital after a car ran into a crowd. The driver was hauled from his vehicle by the angry crowd, and had both his arms broken.