Friday, June 8, 2012
Thousands of protesters spilled into downtown Montreal on Thursday night, June 7, many of them naked or barely clothed, as police used stun grenades and truncheons to prevent them from confronting Montreal Grand Prix Formula One parties. For weeks, protesters have been promising to disrupt the Montreal Formula One Grand Prix, one of the biggest annual tourist events in Canada.
Protesters told reporters they were naked for a number of reasons; to show the government they have been transparent in their demands to freeze tuition fees, to garner more media attention to their cause, and to discourage police from handling them roughly.
(Photo by Toma Iczkovits, http://www.tomaphotographe.com/)
See: Occupy Canada; Occupy Montreal - Occupons Montréal