BREAKING: Quebec City Police arrest curfew protesters, journalists detained.
A crowd that gathered Friday night to protest Premier Francois Legault’s newly reintroduced curfew mandates in Quebec City, Canada was confronted by police before being systematically detained, arrested and fined $1558 each.
Rebel News’ Quebec-based reporter Alexa Lavoie and the Rebel News Quebec production team, Guillaume Roy and Maxime Boivin, were at the scene of the mass arrests. The team captured video footage of police telling the crowd of protesters to disperse prior to the 10 p.m. curfew to avoid being fined and arrested.
The Rebel News team was detained by Quebec City police and each member was forced to produce a legal attestation prepared by Rebel News lawyers detailing their valid reasons (journalism) for being on the streets after the curfew cut-off.
In advance, Rebel News sent legal letters to Quebec City and Montreal police to inform them of our reporters in the field. Rebel reporters also wear their press identification conspicuously on themselves.
Alexa, Guillaume and Max have since been allowed to leave the scene of the protest without further incident and the protest has been completely dissipated by police.
Toronto-based Rebel News reporter Lincoln Jay has also come to Quebec to report on the curfew and COVID restrictions. He was in Montreal at the time of the arrests where the streets were completely abandoned at 11:30 pm.
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