In a Facebook post, Longueuil police (SPAL) announced they had shut down a "secret" gym allegedly operating on boulevard Kimber in Saint-Hubert and arrested the owner, a 49-year-old man, after breaking up a large gathering on Monday.
The SPAL said it had previously barricaded the gym, but alleged the owner "decided to remove the barricade and enter."
Police said they found 60 people gathered in front of the site on Monday after the owner allegedly created a social media invitation.
"Despite the number of people on-site, everything went smoothly and the demonstrators left in convoys for a destination unknown to our service," police concluded.
The owner "was arrested for obstruction and mischief."