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COVID-19: Montreal police break up party, 83 people face fines of up to $5,000

Authorities say the 83 individuals were identified and could be fined up to $5,000 each. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mario Beauregard
Montreal police raided a warehouse party in Ahuntsic-Cartierville Friday night and fined 83 people for breaking COVID-19 social distancing health measures.

Police say they were called to a location on Louvain Street, where they intervened on the gathering of people who were not wearing masks nor respecting the two-metre distancing regulation.

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Authorities say the 83 individuals were identified and could be fined up to $5,000 each, in addition to being fined for not having a liquor licence. Officers say they also seized drugs at the location.

In a statement issued Saturday, police say they are reminding people to respect the COVID-19 public health measures.

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