Quebec police say ‘strong possibility of arrests’ following Sunday protest

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WATCH ABOVE: Violent clashes erupted between anti-fascist protesters and police in Quebec City Sunday. Global's Dan Spector reports – Aug 20, 2017

Quebec City police are saying there is a very strong possibility there will be more arrests in connection with violence during dueling demonstrations over the weekend.

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A right-wing group called  La Meute gathered Sunday to protest what it claims is a too-charitable refugee and immigration policy by the federal and Quebec governments.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the anti-immigration protesters intolerant and racist.

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Quebec City police spokesman David Poitras said Monday protesters who showed up to counter La Meute turned violent and assaulted officers and caused vandalism.

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He says police will be looking through videotape and photo evidence as well as gathering officer testimony and adds there is a strong possibility people will be arrested and charged.

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Poitras says La Meute was supposed to march through the streets on Sunday afternoon but its members were confined to an underground garage for hours after counter-protesters blocked their exit and wanted a confrontation.

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