Update: 21 arrested as far-right groups, counter-protestors clash in Quebec City

The Quebec City Police force (SPVQ) has arrested 21 people in connection with duelling anti-fascist and right-wing protests taking place in the city.

The groups were largely kept separate, with the exception of an incident when anti-fascist counter-protestors attempted to block the march route of the right-wing groups before being pushed back by police.

The police service confirmed on Twitter that it had arrested 21 individuals who “were preparing to join a demonstration and were on the point of committing criminal infractions.” Officers seized disguises and weapons including a baton, a slingshot with metal marbles and a bottles containing an unknown liquid.

SPVQ spokesperson David Poitras said it was unclear whether the suspects identified with any of the protesting groups.


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