Trump vows to deal with 'unfair trade' ahead of tense G7 summit

Trump vows to deal with 'unfair trade' ahead of tense G7 summit

Trump vows to deal with 'unfair trade' ahead of tense G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump approaches Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he arrives at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.

The early-morning protest was quickly declared illegal, because the route wasn't provided to police.

The city and the province will reimburse citizens and merchants for broken windows and other damages sustained due to vandalism during the protests, Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume said. It's impossible to predict how (protesters) will act and how police will react.

Anti-G7 activists are planning a full day of protests in Quebec City today, including a large march through the streets of the historic old quarter, as well as a nighttime show featuring popular comedians.

"Police are trained to use force with flexibility and discretion".

"In a country like Canada, I find it extremely important that people are able to express their agreement or disagreement with politics, individuals, their concerns", Trudeau said.

The group organizing Friday morning's demonstration, the Anti-G7 Resistance Network, says it denounces the "imperialist, colonialist and anti-environment" agenda of the G7.

The summit of the Group of 7 nations began on Friday in Canada.

They said the fortified enclosure and security checkpoints would be intimidating to protesters, and noted that the site was some distance away from where the leaders will be meeting. "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!"

The protests, involving anarchists, anti-capitalists and environmentalists, were largely peaceful, but there was some trouble and tension between police.

Staged by aid organization Oxfam, masked activists posing as G7 leaders mimicked household tasks in order to highlight women's unpaid labour and to push the G7 countries to improve social services such as childcare in order to relieve the burden placed on them.

Oxfam Quebec's Executive Director, Denise Byrnes, said that persistent droughts in southern countries are particularly affecting women farmers - who have to continue moving to survive. "It's just easier to board up the store".

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