Quebec City police make two arrests stemming from anti-fascist demonstration
Quebec City police have released two people in connection with an August demonstration that saw protesters clash with riot police, on a condition to appear in court.
The two men, 19 and 20, face charges of assault causing bodily harm. The 19 year old is also facing a charge of armed assault. Police are not releasing the men’s names.
Police in the provincial capital say two distinct groups took part in demonstrations on Aug. 20 and that a third group was involved in another protest, which was declared illegal.
The protest was broken up by the anti-riot squad and police say an investigation into alleged criminal acts is ongoing.
Several hundred people had gathered to oppose a demonstration planned by La Meute, a right-wing group that wanted to protest against immigration policies.
Some demonstrators who defined themselves as anti-fascists ended up clashing with police after blocking La Meute members in an underground parking garage for several hours.
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