February 14, 2022

3 arrested in Quebec City trucker convoy protest, dozens of tickets issued | Globalnews.ca

Quebec City police say three people were arrested and dozens of tickets handed out during a protest against COVID-19 health measures and vaccine mandates.

The trucker convoy in the provincial capital, which came to an end Sunday, drew thousands of people and a heavy police presence. It came as similar demonstrations unfolded across the country.

Police chief Denis Turcotte said during a briefing Monday that 50 tickets were issued for municipal violations, including noise complaints.

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Authorities also handed out 72 tickets for violations of the highway safety code as well as 48 parking tickets.

One person had their vehicle towed during the protest.

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Turcotte said police officers will be ready if protesters decide to return in two weeks as one organizer promised on the weekend.

“If there is another gathering that occurs in the city, as there are several every year on our territory, we will be there to respond to it,” he said.

—with files from Global News’ Alessia Simona Maratta and The Canadian Press

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