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Squad cars steered through the area and uniformed officers observed varied locations across the neighborhood favored with tourists and locals alike.

As the afternoon sunshine drove away the morning rain clouds, gallery owner Esther Garneau welcomed potential patrons despite the fact the large, glass window facade of her store was covered with plywood.

The atmosphere was mainly upbeat, with some wearing colourful costumes and bearing signs advocating for such diverse causes as food security, open borders and environmental protection. However, police was present to keep vigil on the protestors. - Denis Breton, protester from Quebec City.

Trudeau has also forcefully criticized the tariffs, imposed under the pretext of USA national security concerns, and hoped "that at some point. common sense will prevail", he told reporters at a May 31 news conference with Freeland shortly after the US tariffs were announced.

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

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

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Ghani has urged ceasefires with the Taliban before, but this was the first unconditional offer since he was elected in 2014. He added that eight Taliban attackers were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded during the gun battle.

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.

Trump, who aides said has scant interest in multilateralism, resumed his tirade against G7 members and their "unfair trade practices" early on Friday.

"It's the free speech zone here, but we're just preaching in the desert, because in my opinion the G7 leaders won't really come here", said Sujata Dey of The Council of Canadians.

Dressed in checkered shirts, Justin Trudeau and Angela Merkel cast a fishing line together while Donald Trump set a globe ablaze during a protest staged by Oxfam at Parc de la Francophonie.

Oxfam Quebec director Denise Byrnes said, "I think we have an opportunity this year with Canada's G7 presidency, which prioritizes women's equality, to advance on certain issues".

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