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Protests erupt at G-7 summit in Quebec

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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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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)


Protesters run from riot police during the G7 Summit in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)


Riot police confront protesters during the G7 Summit in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)


Police walk past furniture set on fire by protesters during a demonstration in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Martin Ouellet-Diotte/AFP/Getty Images)


Police block an alley during a demonstration in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Martin Ouellet-Diotte/AFP/Getty Images)


A demonstrator raises his fist during the G7 Summit in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. (Photo: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)


Anti-riot police take positions as protesters march in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Martin Ouellet-Diotte/AFP/Getty Images)


Police walk past furniture set on fire by protesters during a demonstration in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Alice Chiche/AFP/Getty Images)


Police look on as a protester plays guitar during a demonstration in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Alice Chiche/AFP/Getty Images)


Protesters march in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Martin Ouellet-Diotte/AFP/Getty Images)


Furniture set on fire by protesters burns during a demonstration in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Alice Chiche/AFP/Getty Images)


Anti-riot police take positions as protesters march in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Martin Ouellet-Diotte/AFP/Getty Images)


Anti-riot police take positions as protesters march in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Alice Chiche/AFP/Getty Images)


Demonstrators gesture during the G7 Summit in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. (Photo: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)


Protesters march in Quebec City on June 8, 2018, as the G7 Summits gets underway. (Photo: Alice Chiche/AFP/Getty Images)


A protester throws a flare at a protest march during the G7 Summit in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 7, 2018. (Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters)


Anti G7 protesters hold up signs during a demonstration in Quebec City on June 7, 2018, ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit. (Photo: Alice Chiche/AFP/Getty Images)


A protester runs with a flare outside the National Assembly of Quebec during a demonstration ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) Leaders’ Summit in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on June 7, 2018. (Photo: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images


A demonstrator takes part in a protest march during the G7 Summit in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 7, 2018. (Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters)


Riot police wearing gas masks look on during an anti-G7 demonstration in Quebec City, Quebec, June 7, 2018, on the eve of the leaders’ summit. (Photo: Martin Ouellet-Diotte/AFP/Getty Images)


Anti-G7 protesters demonstrate ahead of the G7 Summit in Quebec City, June 7, 2018. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)


Protesters run past a line of police during an anti-G7 demonstration in Quebec City on June 7, 2018, ahead of the start of the G7 summit. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)