Like their counterparts in France, Canada now has its own version of rioting "youth"
Provincial police in Quebec, Canada, were
investigating weekend racial riots that overtook a north Montreal
neighborhood after a youth was shot dead by police.
Hundreds of riot police were deployed Sunday into early Monday as
roving gangs of youths torched a fire station, cars and garbage
containers, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
The violence stemmed from the fatal police shooting Saturday of
18-year-old Honduran immigrant Freddy Villenueva, The Gazette newspaper
Two other youths were shot after they claimed a group of 20 youths
began closing in on them as they were questioning Villenueva in a
predominantly Haitian immigrant neighborhood, the newspaper said. The
shots killed Villenueva while the other two youths were recovering in
hospital, local media said.
In looting violence early Monday, two police
officers were injured, one by a bullet to the leg, and a paramedic also
was slightly hurt, CJAD-AM radio reported.