Preparations Ahead Of The Group of Seven (G7) Leaders' Summit

Tensions Run High at G7 Summit

Protest photos from Quebec.

Hundreds of protesters filled the heavily policed streets of Quebec, Canada, as world leaders gathered for the highly anticipated G7 summit.

While the anti-capitalist, anti-colonial protest remained largely peaceful on the summit’s first day, occasional confrontations still broke out between riot police and protesters — who have thrown flares and torched flags.

The summit — its main themes this year being women’s empowerment and climate change — brought U.S. President Donald Trump to Canada for the first time. The leaders are also likely to discuss trade as they find themselves on the brink of a tariff war that President Trump initiated against America's Canadian and European allies.

KEEP CALM LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images KEEP CALM A man walks by an anti-G7 graffiti tag in Quebec City on June 7. JUST SAY NO ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images JUST SAY NO A protester wears her feelings on her face, June 7.

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RIOT GEAR ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images RIOT GEAR Police stand guard during the first anti-G7 protest, June 7. ET VOILA ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images ET VOILA A protester holds a sign that reads, "And voilà, 600 million in the trash," June 7. GET THE MESSAGE ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images GET THE MESSAGE Anti G7 protesters hold up a sign that reads, "Open the borders," June 7. LARGER THAN LIFE Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images LARGER THAN LIFE An activist dressed as Donald Trump takes part in a performance protest, June 7. RED FLAGS ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images RED FLAGS A group of protesters march down the streets of Quebec City, June 7. ALL TOGETHER MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE/AFP/Getty Images ALL TOGETHER Protesters hold a banner that reads, "The G7 Does Not Represent Us," June 7. POLICE STATE Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images POLICE STATE A woman looks out from a house as police officers in riot gear stand guard during the demonstration, June 7. BURN Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images BURN Protesters burn an American flag and an Italian national flag outside the National Assembly of Quebec, June 7. SIGNAGE Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images SIGNAGE A protester holds a sign featuring Justin Trudeau that asks, "And the environment?," June 7. WORLD LEADERS Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images WORLD LEADERS Activists wear masks in the likeness of Justin Trudeau, Theresa May, Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump, and Emmanuel Macron during a performance protest, June 7. LAY DOWN THE LAW NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images LAY DOWN THE LAW Protesters sit-in at a rally, June 7. ROCK OUT ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images ROCK OUT A protester plays guitar during a demonstration on the first day of the G7 summit in Quebec City, June 8. DETAINED MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE/AFP/Getty Images DETAINED A protester is detained by police, June 8. ON FIRE ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images ON FIRE Police walk past a burning furniture set, June 8

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