May 1st, 2013 – Montreal
The Mayday Protest was set to begin in front of City Hall, right in the middle a busy tourist area. The SPVM seemed to have trouble containing the crowd at the beginning and after protesters tried several times to get the march underway the police finally let them walk down to de la Commune Street. It looked like things might happen but barely 4 blocks later the whole crowd is surrounded by police. The arrests for that day amounted to 447. Most of them held for hours before being released with heavy fines.