Two policemen were beaten up by a group of attackers, at least some of whom were immigrants. The incident occurred right next to a police station in Montreal. The news story below says the motive for the attack is still unknown, but the two cops definitely had a culture-enriching experience. The article also neglects to mention that the “group of people” consisted of foreigners, but that information is available from other news sources.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from TVA Nouvelles:
Two plainclothes police officers attacked in Montreal
by Amélie St-Yves, Journal de Montréal
August 25, 2019
[Photo caption (not shown): The two police officers who were beaten had just finished their shift at the police station in quarter 21 in Montreal. Witnesses recorded the scene and shared it on the internet.]
Two police officers were beaten by a group of people during the night between Friday and Saturday, near Émilie-Gamelin Square, Le Journal has learned.
They were in plainclothes and had just finished their shift at the police station in quarter 21, just next door, according to our information.
In the video that Le Journal was able to watch, you can see one of the police officers exchange blows with three people before being brutally thrown to the ground, at Sainte-Catherine Est Street, while his colleague was approaching the group.
The two agents were then kicked and beaten by at least six individuals.
One of them was kicked four times while lying on the ground on his side.
Insults were shouted [at them] during the attack.
“Plainclothes police. You have been cracked.[…] You f***ing bitch! You’re not tough now,” yells the man who is recording the attack.
You can then hear him yell, “Put him to sleep!” after one of the men threw a right hook to the chest of the police officer, who [then] fell to the ground.
The video ends with one of the officers standing over his colleague, who is still on the ground, at the entrance to an apartment building.
“F*** da police” appears in the video, accompanied by big smiles.
According to our sources the officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have been discharged from the hospital.
Two suspects have allegedly already been apprehended, but there are additional arrests to be made.
For now, it’s impossible to know what provoked the incident.
The Police Department of the City of Montreal will not confirm the incident and the Brotherhood of Police Officers of Montreal refused to comment.