Que­bec activist ar­raigned on ob­struc­tion charges

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

QUE­BEC — A well-known leftwing activist has pleaded not guilty to a charge of ob­struct­ing jus­tice and one of im­per­son­ation that was filed af­ter he iden­ti­fied him­self as for­mer NHL star Michel Goulet. Jaggi Singh was ar­rested at a Que­bec City de­mon­stra­tion on Aug. 20 and then re­leased. The 46-year-old Singh was re­ar­rested Tuesday and en­tered the plea in mu­nic­i­pal court in Que­bec City this morn­ing. The Crown op­posed his re­lease and he is ex­pected to re­turn to court this af­ter­noon. In a state­ment to­day, a group sup­port­ing Singh says the im­per­son­ation charge is re­lated to Singh jok­ingly telling po­lice on Aug. 20 his name was Michel Goulet, the ex-Que­bec Nordiques left-winger. Que­bec City po­lice say two dis­tinct groups took part in demon­stra­tions that day and that a third group was in­volved in an­other protest, which was de­clared il­le­gal and bro­ken up by the anti-riot squad.

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