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Protests erupt at G7 summit in Quebec

Riot police get ready to move-in on protesters during the G7 Summit in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Protests erupt at G-7 summit in Quebec

After a tense standoff between police and anti-G7 protesters Friday morning, officers have peacefully cleared demonstrators and re-opened a road leading to the summit site of La Malbaie.

Police in riot gear declared the protest illegal a few minutes after it began and encircled about 100 protesters who had blocked a road leading to the small town north of Québec City where G7 leaders are gathering for a two-day summit.

Protesters said they achieved their goals of shutting down Québec City after the legislature was closed down on Friday and many businesses decided to shut their doors. (Canadian Press)

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