Cops called during library protest at Niagara West MPP's office

A local MPP's office called the police during a protest at his office.

According to St. Catharines Standard journalist Karena Walter, a group of about 14 seniors were at the office of Niagara West's MPP Sam Oosterhoff for a 'read in.'

The protesters brought books with them to show their displeasure with the provincial government's decision to slash library funding.

The group was told to leave, and eventually the Niagara Regional Police were called.

Although Oosterhoff was in Toronto yesterday, he has responded to the incident on Twitter, saying his office deals 'with sensitive subject matter and constituents deserve privacy in his office.'

The funding cuts at libraries have forced several branches in Niagara to scrap interlibrary loans.

 

courtesy Sam Oosterhoff's Twitter