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Protestors Block Highway, Throws Projectiles at Police

Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a male after responding to a demonstration in the area of Victoria Street North and Shantz Station Road in Woolwich Township.

On February 24, 2024, at approximately 7 p.m., police responded to a demonstration of approximately 100 people in relation to a planned event with approximately 200 attendees.

During the demonstration, protesters retrieved sticks and projectiles from vehicles and confronted police.

Protesters blocked the roadway, throwing projectiles at officers. Protesters continued to arrive and entered the area through surrounding fields.

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Physical altercations ensued between the protesters and the attendees and non-life-threatening physical injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services provided medical treatment to injured individuals at the scene.

Roads in the area were closed for approximately four hours as police remained on scene throughout the demonstration to ensure public safety.

A 29-year-old Toronto male was arrested and charged with Assault with a Weapon.

WA24050970 (931)

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