Hamilton Police Continue to Investigate Assaults at Political Event

Hamilton Police are aware of an incident involving a senior with a walker who was obstructed from entering the Maxime Bernier speaking event by counter protesters.

The first few moments of the incident took place out of view from officers. Once police became aware, officers intervened and escorted the woman and her companion into the venue.

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Hamilton Police attended the Mohawk College McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, located at 135 Fennell Ave. W. for a political speaking event.

Event attendees were met by a large group of approximately 100 protesters as they entered the building. Hamilton Police and Mohawk College Security Services were onsite to ensure community safety and well-being for protesters and attendees. Four arrests were made for breach of the peace. The arrested parties were removed from the scene and later released unconditionally.

There were no reported injuries.

Hamilton Police are in the process of collecting video evidence and further charges may be pending. Investigators will be reviewing video and speaking to witnesses to determine if reasonable grounds exist to charge individuals with criminal code offences. We are encouraging anyone with information to contact Hamilton Police at (905) 546-8966.