Concerns to La Malbaie to a year in the G7?

News 8 July, 2017
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    Of major events have taken place in Hamburg to protest against the holding of the G20.

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    Saturday, July 8, 2017 19:15

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    Several demonstrations have disrupted these last few days of the G20 summit, which concluded Saturday in Hamburg, Germany. Following the recent announcement of the holding of the G7 summit, next year in La Malbaie, some wonder if the people of Charlevoix have reason to worry about possible tensions between police and demonstrators.

    That said, the top of scale, said almost inevitably be clashes and violence between security forces and opponents of all kinds.

    The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu will host in June 2018 the G7 summit. Dignitaries from around the world will arrive in the region of Charlevoix. Even if The Malbaie is located two hours from Quebec city, protesters could move into the city to make their voices heard.

    Opinions mixed

    The merchants of the region of La Malbaie, Baie-Saint-Paul, Pointe-au-Pic fear of vandalism or even that the event degenerates? The opinions are mixed.

    “People are capable of being reasonable. I think it is a small area that keeps them all together. I don’t really think that there are people that will start to be delirious,” said a trader.

    “There will be protesters, but it is correct that it manifests. Me, I think that they have the right. But they do not disorder, for example. It can manifest without the disorder,” said another contractor.

    “I have a certain fear on it. You never know what can happen. It is sure that, here, it is in the countryside. But people from outside can happen,” said another trader.

    The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu confident

    On the side of the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, host of the summit next June, it is said, fully confident in the work of the authorities to ensure the safety of dignitaries and residents.