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The head offices of the National Bank in downtown Montreal have been blockaded by striking students since approximately 7:30 this morning. Non-stop live coverage is unfolding courtesy of Concordia University Television (CUTV), a member owned and operated campus/community TV and video production studio.
update at 9am
CUTV reported that the police forcefully dispersed the blockade after two dispersal warnings at 8:45 as chemical irritants were reported to be used by @SPVM and the footage showed riot police surrounding and hitting protestors with their batons. At this point unfortunately the livestream cut-off due to technical problems while the viewer count had reached more than 200 viewers. The reporting team signed off shortly after 9 am from Victoria Park where hourly marches are planned to launch from; CUTV will broadcast live again in the next few hours.
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