No charges laid to disruptive protestors during Justin Trudeau campaign stop in Cambridge

Waterloo Regional Police say no charges were laid in connection to the demonstration during Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign event in Cambridge on Sunday.

Police did say one person was removed during Trudeau’s event for trespassing but they were not charged.

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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.

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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.

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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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