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Nearly 200 detained in student demo in Canada

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Nearly 200 students were detained here late Friday during a demonstration marking the first anniversary of massive student protests against tuition increases in Quebec province.

Police spokesman Jean-Bruno Latour said two large groups of students -- numbering about 100 people each - had been detained in downtown Montreal.

The demonstrators were calling for the authorities to form a commission to investigate police activities during last year's unrest.

The 2012 protest involved thousands of people, who eventually succeeded in persuading the Quebec government to cancel the tuition hike.

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