April 23rd, 2024

Toronto police make arrest as pro-Palestinian protesters rally outside Trudeau event

By The Canadian Press on March 15, 2024.

TORONTO – At least one person has been arrested at a rally by pro-Palestinian demonstrators outside an event in Toronto featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau is attending a Liberal party fundraiser at the King Edward Hotel, entering through a side entrance as protesters rallied near the building’s main entrance.

The demonstrators had earlier announced plans to disrupt the event in protest of the Liberal government’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war.

Police have said the “large demonstration” forced road closures in downtown Toronto.

They say at least one person has been arrested for mischief.

Trudeau had been in an Irish pub before entering the hotel, hoisting what appeared to be a pint of Guinness ahead of St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 15, 2024.

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