Following the vigil, the crowd of hundreds marched along Ste-Catherine Street and members of the groups ended up on one of the stages at the Jazz Festival at Places des Arts. It then made a stop at Montreal police's headquarters on St-Urbain Street.
The demonstration comes just days after police were called to Coriolan's apartment on the corner of Robillard and St-André streets at around 7 p.m. last Tuesday. Neighbours said a man was destroying items in his home.
When police arrived, they said he confronted them with a screwdriver in each hand.
The fact that Coriolan was black raised immediate concern among activists earlier this week, who fear racial profiling could have to do with how officers respond when people of colour are in distress.
Black Lives Matter takes Jazz Fest stage after vigil for Pierre Coriolan - Montreal - CBC News