Councillor Josh Matlow

CBC News: Toronto Remembrance Day event sees 2 arrests

November 11, 2011

 

Two people were arrested in separate incidents after trying to disrupt a Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall in downtown Toronto.

 

A 55-year-old woman who began yelling into a megaphone during a speech by Mayor Rob Ford was arrested for breach of peace, but no charges were laid.

 

A 58-year-old man attempted to approach the mayor after his speech but was tackled by an RCMP officer wearing a red serge jacket. Two others, including a man wearing a military uniform, helped the officer drag the man away.

 

Toronto police Const. Tony Vella said the man was charged with public intoxication and issued a fine.

 

Josh Matlow, a Toronto city councillor, said the ceremony was to honour veterans and their families.

 

“That’s the only reason anyone should have been at this event,” he said.

 

To read this article on cbc.ca, please click here.

2011-11-14T14:16:19+00:00

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