A large protest in the wake of the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim by Toronto police got heated Monday outside the headquarters of 52 Division.

The crowd gathered on Dundas St., the same artery where Yatim was shot and killed by police on an empty streetcar early Saturday morning, to protest what they say was an excessive use of force. Protesters marched along the street toward the intersection of Dundas St. and Bellwoods Ave. where Yatim was shot.

In a video of the incident which has gone viral, Yatim can be seen brandishing what appears to be a knife and shouting insults at police. The officers tell him to drop the weapon before firing multiple shots. Police have said a stun gun was also used.

The officer involved in the shooting has been suspended with pay.

The protest got heated when the crowd ran up to the doors of the police station. Officers were there to meet them, according to Now Magazine's Jonathan Goldsbie.

The TTC diverted the Dundas streetcar due to the protest.

You can see some of the best accounts of the protest from Twitter in the slideshow below.

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  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    A crowd marches on Dundas Street in Toronto on Monday, July 29, 2013 where Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • A man screams at officers at Toronto Police 14 division as a vigil turns into a protest on Monday, July 29, 2013 for Sammy Yatim, 18, who was shot nine times and killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto.

  • A man confronts officers at Toronto Police 14 division as a vigil turns into a protest on Monday, July 29, 2013 for Sammy Yatim, 18, who was shot nine times and killed by Police early Saturday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    A person protests at Toronto Police 14 division as a vigil turns into a protest on Monday, July 29, 2013 for Sammy Yatim, 18, who was shot nine times and killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    A person chants "Justice for Sammy" at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Dundas Street and Bellwoods Avenue where Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Police early Saturday in Torontomorning when he was alone with a knife on a street car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • A man shouts at officers at Toronto Police 14 division as a vigil turns into a protest on Monday, July 29, 2013 for Sammy Yatim, 18, who was shot nine times and killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto.

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    Mother Sahar Bahadi is comforted as she sits next to sister Sarah Yatim at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the spot where son and brother Sammy Yatim was shot nine times and killed by Police early Saturday morning in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    Mother Sahar Bahadi breaks down at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the spot where her son Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Toronto Police early Saturday morning when he was alone with a knife on a street car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • Sarah Yatim breaks down in the arms of her mother Sahar Bahadi at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the spot where her brother Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Toronto Police early Saturday morning when he was alone with a knife on a street car.

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    Mother Sahar Bahadi, right, is comforted by her daughter Sarah Yatim, left, as they march on Monday, July 29, 2013 to the spot where their son and brother Sammy Yatim was killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • A shirt with Sammy Yatim's picture is worn by a supporter at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Toronto at the spot where the boy, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Police early Saturday morning in Toronto.

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