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."

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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."