Authorities are continuing to crack down on alleged public health rule-breakers. Police in Sherbrooke say they crashed a venue with as many as 200 people inside over the weekend.

In a statement shared with MTL Blog, a police spokesperson states that officers arrived at the local La Microdistillerie bar at around 11:15 p.m. on November 7.

Upon entering the bar, police say the lights flashed, the music stopped, "and a person in charge at the microphone [shouted] 'police police police.'"

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200

people inside the bar, according to police

Police claim there was "no distance between clients," a lack of mask-wearing, and "tables with 10 or 15 people."

"Many [fled] through the service doors," the spokesperson said.

"In accordance with public health decrees," they explained, "a general offence report will be written and an official denunciation to public health will be made."

MTL Blog reached out to La Microdistillerie for a comment on the police account of the evening. This article will be updated with a response when we receive one.

This wasn't the only event Sherbrooke police broke up this weekend, either. 

In the early hours of the same day, officers found a gathering of approximately 25 people in a private residence.

Police say about 10 people took off, but 16 people between the ages of 17 and 25 were identified. 

Officers issued 13 statements of offence of $1,546.

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