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    Anti-G7 Group Closes Road to Summit Venue for Hour in 'Symbolic' Protest

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - About 100 anti-globalization protesters managed to briefly close the main roadway transporting delegates to the Group of Seven (G7) summit in the Canadian town of La Malbaie, the anti-summit group Reseau de Resistance Anti-G7 said in a press release.

    "We hoped to block or, at least, slow down the transport of delegates toward La Malbaie, and therefore be a nuisance to the activities of the G7," the release said.

    However, the group admitted that the action could only be symbolic as police managed to clear the road of about 100 protesters within an hour.

    In the provincial capital of Quebec, about 100 miles southwest of the summit site, protesters managed to set two sofa couches on fire before police intervened, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported.

    READ MORE: This is First Time G7 Is So Controversial, Opposed to US — Academic

    More than a dozen groups, networks, and coalitions are taking part in some way in the anti-G7 demonstrations in Quebec City and outside the summit in La Malbaie, the CBC dispatch explained.

    The G7 summit has drawn thousands of protesters to Quebec City and La Malbaie amid tight security featuring streets lined with riot police, according to images published from both cities.

    Thus far, the protests were mostly peaceful with some media reports describing a carnival-like atmosphere at demonstrations.

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