In what’s being called the “day of disruption,” protesters in Quebec City are rallying against the G7 summit taking place in La Malbaie, Que.
Demonstrators took to the streets of the city with a variety of protesting methods, from lighting fire crackers, marching and chanting, to burning couches and flags of the G7 countries.
Protesters managed to block off portions of a road in that leads to the summit location at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. There have been numerous police officers around during the protest, detaining several individuals as well.
“They shut down the legislature; 10,000 provincial civil servants were told to stay home; daycares have been closed. And we shut the road down leading to La Malbaie!” a protester said to the crowd, according to The Canadian Press.
Leaders from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Italy will conclude their annual meeting on Saturday. The trade partners will have a highly anticipated discussion on tariffs that U.S. president Donald Trump imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico.