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Quebec activist Jaggi Singh arraigned on obstruction, impersonation charges

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WATCH ABOVE: Violent clashes erupted between anti-fascist protesters and police in Quebec City Sunday afternoon. As Global's Dan Spector reports, the conflict was expected to be between dueling demonstrations, both for and against immigration – Aug 20, 2017

A well-known left-wing activist has pleaded not guilty to a charge of obstructing justice and one of impersonation that was filed after he identified himself as former NHL star Michel Goulet.

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Jaggi Singh‏ was arrested at a Quebec City demonstration on Aug. 20 and then released.

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The 46-year-old Singh was rearrested Tuesday and entered the plea in municipal court in Quebec City Wednesday morning.

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Global News camera grabbed, smashed on ground during heated protests in Quebec City – Aug 20, 2017

The Crown opposed his release and he is expected to return to court Wednesday afternoon.

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In a statement, a group supporting Singh says the impersonation charge is related to Singh jokingly telling police on Aug. 20 his name was Michel Goulet, the ex-Quebec Nordiques left-winger.

Quebec City police say two distinct groups took part in demonstrations that day and that a third group was involved in another protest, which was declared illegal and broken up by the anti-riot squad.

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