2 arrested in wake of Quebec City protests, anti-racist counterprotests

2 arrested in wake of Quebec City protests, anti-racist counterprotests
2 arrested in wake of Quebec City protests, anti-racist counterprotests

Two Quebec City residents were arrested by police early Tuesday in connection with a series of demonstrations that occurred in August.

Presse Canadienne

Published on: September 12, 2017 | Last Updated: September 12, 2017 8:52 AM EDT

Two Quebec City residents were arrested by local police early Tuesday in connection with a series of demonstrations that occurred in the city last August that saw some protesters clash with police.

The suspects, ages 19 and 20, may face charges of assault and are expected to appear in Quebec City’s courthouse Tuesday afternoon.

On Aug. 20, two groups participated in separate demonstrations in Quebec City while a third group took part in a protest that was later declared illegal by police and was eventually broken up by the riot squad.

The protests were sparked by a march staged by La Meute, which describes itself as a movement that favours identity nationalism and opposes existing immigration policies.

The march by La Meute sparked counterprotests by anti-racist groups, some of the more radical of which blockaded La Meute marchers in a parking garage for several hours and clashed with police.

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