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Police arrest teen in connection with illegal protest in Quebec City last August

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Montreal Thursday in connection with an August rally that saw demonstrators clash with riot police in Quebec City. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Global News

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Montreal Thursday in connection with an August rally that saw demonstrators clash with riot police in Quebec City.

Quebec City police (SPVQ) said the teen is believed to have been involved in a number of criminal incidents including assault, assault causing minor injuries, mischief and assaulting a police officer.

He has met with investigators and was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

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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 and broken up by anti-riot police.

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Several hundred people had gathered to oppose a demonstration planned by La Meute, a right-wing group that wanted to protest against immigration policies.

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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.

Two other men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested in September for their alleged roles in the protest.

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The investigation is ongoing and police are still on the hunt for a suspect wanted for his part in an alleged armed assault and arson.

In a news release, the SPVQ said the man, who stands around six feet tall, has brown eyes and light brown hair, could be in the Montreal area.

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a riot in Quebec City on Aug. 20, 2017. (SPVQ handout). SPVQ

Anyone with information is being asked to call the SPVQ at 418-641-AGIR or 1-888-641-AGIR, for residents calling from outside the Quebec City area.

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— With files from the Canadian Press

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