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VIDEO: Intense breaking up of illegal gathering by police in Quebec

“Welcome to the new normal.”

As gatherings are currently illegal in Quebec, the police have been investigating reports made regarding citizens disobeying public health measures. The video below was reportedly shot in Gatineau, Quebec after neighbours called the police on a family of six gathering during the holidays on New Year’s Eve. According to the Gatineau police, the video only shows part of the incident, and doesn’t include the assault of a police officer by the man being arrested. A second person in the household was also arrested, and all six individuals received tickets.

A reminder to please respect and follow the public health measures and collaborate during police interventions was reiterated by the Gatineau Police in a statement on Twitter.

VIDEO: Intense breaking up of illegal gathering by police in Quebec

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