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Arrest made at pro-Palestinian demonstration near Thornhill, Ont. synagogue

A man has been arrested at a pro-Palestinian demonstration outside of a Thornhill, Ont. synagogue on Sunday, police say.

York Regional Police (YRP) said they attended the demonstration, taking place on Clarke Avenue West, at around 9 a.m.

At that time, they said the action was “peaceful” and attended by about 100 individuals.

At around 11:30 a.m., YRP confirmed that a male participant had been arrested and was under investigation. No injuries have been reported.

Police said people are still able to enter and exit the synagogue, and that both sides were “separated.”

No further details were provided.

“Investigation is ongoing, there is no risk to public safety at this time,” it said in a statement shared to X.

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