A crowd of several hundred people marched from Place Émilie-Gamelin on Wednesday afternoon, as part of an anti-police brutality, anti-racism demonstration.
Justine Archibald Coglan, 18, helped organize the event as a member of the Black Rose Alliance.
"We're here to fight for justice for the Black community," she said.
The Black Rose Alliance, mostly made up of university and college-age activists, is pushing for the defunding of Montreal police and legal accountability for police violence and misconduct.
The protest is "a testament to how my generation is going to be the one to provide real change," she said.