Sport Canada: The brutal interpellation of young blacks arouses indignation

04:20  01 december  2021
04:20  01 december  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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in Quebec City, the brutal interpellation by the police of a group of young blacks at the exit of a nightclub raises the indignation of the political class and many Quebeckers. It's a broadcast and shared video of thousands of times on social networks that alerted the general public. Reporting.

with our correspondent in Montreal, Justine Cohendet

The scene happens at the exit of a nightclub from the city of Quebec. On the images of a video captured by a witness, we can see a young handcuffed man and nailed to the ground by the police. A policeman tells him fists at the face. Another agent throws him snow with his foot. A little further, a young woman is stopped by two agents who praise her face on the ground.

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the police service of the city of Quebec City Open an internal investigation, but several voices are rising to request an independent investigation.

For the lawyer of one of the young people arrested, this incident is the perfect example of racial profiling in Quebec. He explains that his client, Pacific Niyokwizera, whose eye is always red and swollen, was released and received no contravention as a result of this interpellation.

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on social networks, the 18-year-old announced that he was considering seizing the courts. "It was just in order to thank you for sharing the video [...] for giving me the strength to say," Yes, I will pursue them, "said Pacific Niyokwizera.

Four days after this violent interpellation, indignation is still alive. The whole of the political class was shocked by these images. And in protest, a comedian has also decided to cancel a series of shows that he had to offer to employees and volunteers from Quebec City.

In the face of indignation, the police of Quebec City announced this Tuesday the suspension of the five policemen involved in this arrest.

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