International students fined for participating in large indoor party

October 28, 2020
83 international students have been fined $1K each after police broke up a large party hosted in an Airbnb in Chelsea, Quebec. CBC reports that there were at least 80 to 200 people in the house, but that when police arrived some students ran away or hid. Students came from Montreal, Ottawa, Sherbrooke, and Trois-Rivières to attend the party in Chelsea, which is currently a COVID-19 “red zone” and has strict public health laws that prohibit indoor gatherings. “People know what’s going on. We’re in the red zone,” said Sgt Martin Fournel of MRC des Collines police. “There’s no reason that you can ignore [the law].” CBC | The Sudbury Star (QC)