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M-103 protests: Violence breaks out as supporters, critics of motion condemning Islamophobia clash

There were some tense moments in the streets of Montreal as supporters and opponents of a House of Commons motion condemning Islamophobia clashed.

Two protests were held in Montreal, one consisting of supporters of a motion before Parliament that condemns Islamophobia, the other by critics of the motion.

Despite police efforts to keep the two sides apart, some scuffles occurred between the two sides as tempers flared.

A similar protest took place in front of Toronto city hall, where some counter-protesters were escorted away by Toronto police. Photos show police tackling one protester to the ground.

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