Police officers corner, isolate protesters

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MONTREAL (AP) - Police officers cornered and isolate protesters at the start of a demonstration before a cocktail party kicking off Canadian Grand Prix festivities.

Police swept in and surrounded the protesters, many of them masked or wearing black, as the group approached a barrier about 100 yards from the party.

About 20 people were arrested and police said they confiscated light bulbs filled with paint.

The Formula One race usually attracts 300,000 people - many of them tourists. Some protesters promised to disrupt Grand Prix-related events - some out of opposition to tuition hikes, others out of opposition to capitalist practices.

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