Police did say one person was removed during Trudeau’s event for trespassing but they were not charged.
A woman was seen being dragged from the event by police after she refused to move back.
Local police say they were assisted by RCMP as they dealt with the 100-150 people who were protesting as Trudeau was making the first big climate announcement of his campaign.
The Canadian Press reported that one crowd member hurled a racist slur at a Black officer in Trudeau’s security detail and a misogynist insult at a female officer. Others were heard shouting death threats.
It reported that the crowd repeatedly chanted expletive-filled slogans aimed at the Liberal leader and carried signs at least one of which included a photo of Trudeau about to be executed by hanging.
The protest in Cambridge followed a similar one in Bolton on Friday.
Some of the agitators have appeared at multiple events. One man showed up at a Trudeau event in Hamilton, Ont., and then the next day at one in Surrey, B.C. He told reporters he was “maybe” being paid to follow Trudeau around.
*With files from Canadian Press
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