Demonstrators Take to Quebec Streets to Protest G7 Summit

© AP Photo / Paolo SantaluciaOxfam activists wearing masks of the leaders of the G7 summit; from left, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, stage a demonstration in Giardini Naxos, near the venue of the G7 summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina, southern Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017
Oxfam activists wearing masks of the leaders of the G7 summit; from left, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, stage a demonstration in Giardini Naxos, near the venue of the G7 summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina, southern Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The Canadian city of Quebec saw the first major protests against the coming G7 summit Thursday evening, when hundreds took to the streets in opposition to the meeting of economic powers.

The summit will begin Friday in the town of La Malbaie.

Canada assumed the presidency of the G7 — comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the EU — in January. This summit agenda focuses on economic growth, national security and gender equality.

Riot police have already begun making arrests. 

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