Hundreds of riot police chased a group of roving youths early Monday after a night of rioting and vandalism in a North Montreal neighbourhood set off by the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old man over the weekend.
Montreal's mayor is promising to push for a speedy and public investigation into a riot that broke out following a fatal police shooting.
Gerald Tremblay says the only way to return order to the city's troubled north-end neighbourhood is by being transparent about what prompted police to open fire on a group of youngsters on Saturday.
A 18-year-old man was killed in the melee and two others were injured.
A spontaneous protest against the shooting by residents Sunday turned violent as rioters torched cars, looted stores and shot at police.
Tremblay told reporters that authorities need to improve their relations with the community.
Community leaders say many youngsters in the area feel disenfranchised and are frustrated by what they see as heavy-handed police tactics. source