Quebec City police declare protest illegal after “anti-fascists” set fires and throw bottles at cops

Police have declared a protest illegal in Quebec City due to “violence and vandalism,” after a group of anti-fascists opposed to a far-right gathering set fires and threw bottles at police.

CTV Montreal’s Rob Lurie reports that far-right demonstrators were unable to go ahead with a planned protest against illegal immigration at 2 p.m., after hundreds of far-left anti-fascist demonstrators showed up to counter them.

Lurie reports that the anti-fascist group set off fireworks, lit a garbage can and a flag on fire, threw bottles at police and threw chairs. He said the far-right demonstrators, who had a permit for their rally, responded by heading into a government building.